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Heermans-McCalmon Awards

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The Heermans-McCalmon annual awards were established at the bequest of Forbes Heermans (Class of 1878) and in memory of the late George McCalmon, professor of Speech and Drama. The awards are given for the best playwriting and screenwriting produced by students. The awards include cash prizes of $250 and $100.

2016 winners were:

Tie for First Place: The Mods by Kiki Hosie and In Mourning by Emma Sassoon
Stage Plays
First Place: Dead Guinea Pig by Deborah Poznansky
Second Place: A Work of No Man by Brian Murphy
All four winning scripts were presented in a staged reading in the Class of '56 Dance Theatre at the Schwartz Center. Following the readings was a panel discussion by industry professionals Thomas Bradshaw (playwright), Deirdre O’Connor (playwright/screenwriter), and Rosalie Purvis (PhD candidate at Cornell University).

Competition rules

Please use this cover page with all submissions.

Contact Pam Lillard at or 607-254-2703 for more information.