Featured Judge


Karen L.B. Evans is our Featured Judge for the 2009 Short Screenplay Competition.

Karen L.B. Evans is President and Founder of the Black Women Playwrights' Group. She has received Individual Fellowships in Playwriting from both the National Endowment for the Arts and the DC Commission on the Arts & Humanities. She was a Helen Hayes nominee for "Outstanding New Play" as well as a Sundance Institute finalist. Ms. Evans is a recipient of the John F. Kennedy Center "Front & Center Award," for her play, Homegirls and has received the "Citation for Excellence in Design and Writing" from the Washington Education Press Association.

Ms. Evans' work has been published and presented by Meriwether Publishing, Applause Theater Books, The Discovery Channel Magazine, American Showcase Theatre and PBS. She is creating a musical adaptation of her book, You Must Remember This, a novel for the middle school reader, published by Hyperion Books for Children. She is also a recipient of a fellowship from the Weissberg Foundation.

Ms. Evans holds a BA with honors in Drama from Dartmouth College and an MFA in playwriting from The Catholic University of America.

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