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Local Playwright Wins Mustard Seed's National New Play Contest

ST. LOUIS — Mustard Seed Theatre announced the winner of its inaugural New Play Contest as "The Geography of Nowhere" by local actor, director and writer Joshua Cook.
 
"The Geography of Nowhere" is a twisting journey of three individuals who share little in common aside from apartment walls, but are united by the drive to build a spiritual utopia.
 
More than 60 plays from around the country were submitted to Mustard Seed Theatre's first New Play Contest and were read "blind" (with no identifying information) by the judging panel: Seth Gordon, Mary Ann Hogan, Deanna Jent, Linda Kennedy and Bobby Miller. Three other semi-finalists include "When God Came to Babylon" by Dori Appeal, "Temptations of the Father" by DJ Sanders, and "An Invitation Out" also by Joshua Cook.
 
"I am delighted that the winner and another finalist (Sanders) are St. Louis writers. We are looking forward to working on this fascinating new play," said Jent, Mustard Seed Theatre's artistic director. 
 
"The Geography of Nowhere" will be directed by the New Play Contest Coordinator Emily Immer and produced by Mustard Seed Theatre as a staged reading at the Fine Arts Theatre located on the Fontbonne University Campus. Show times are April 22 and 23 at 7 p.m. Tickets are $10. This play features adult language and situations. To make reservations, please contact Mustard Seed Theatre at 314-719-8060.

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