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Island resident winner of playwriting contest
Bainbridge Island resident and playwright Paul Lewis has been selected as one of only seven authors to have his work produced and performed as part of New Mexico’s FUSION Theatre Company’s ninth annual short works festival “The Seven.”
Lewis’ piece, “Timmy Perlmutter Goes Flying,” was chosen from a submission pool of 583 scripts from 38 states and eight countries.
FUSION is producing the world-premiere of Lewis’ play at The Cell Theatre in Albuquerque, New Mexico.
Lewis is a playwright and composer whose previous staged work includes musicals, a children’s opera, a choral requiem and both full-length and one-act plays. His 10-minute plays have had a number of stagings across the country, including “Guess What?”, which won the Bob and Gail Bosser Audience Choice Award at FUSION Theatre’s short play festival in 2012 and “Oblivion,” which had three productions in the summer of 2013 and won the Audience Favorite Award at the Driftwood Players Theater Festival of Shorts and is slated to be published in “The Best Ten-Minute Plays of 2014.”
His musical “The Hours of Life” will be staged by Seattle’s Theatre22 in December.
“The Seven” is a playwriting competition that stages seven fully produced world premieres each year. Both a Jury Prize and an Audience Choice Award are given, with the Jury Prize winner receiving transport to and lodging at the festival.
Named one of the “ten emerging theatre companies in the U.S.” by the American Theatre Wing, FUSION is currently concluding its thirteenth year of production.
Other event finalists hail from locations as far ranging as New York, Utah and even Australia.
For more information, visit www.FUSIONnm.org.