Alberta Play “Sequence” finalist in STAGE International Playwriting Competition

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Alberta Play “Sequence” finalist in STAGE International Playwriting Competition

Sequence, by Arun Lakra, an eye surgeon and writer from Calgary, Canada, is a humorous and complicated exploration of the importance of order – in our genetic code, in chronology, and in our lives.   It was the winning full-length script in APN’s 2011 Alberta Playwriting Competition and received a staged reading at PlayWorks Ink 2011.

Arun Lakra

And now, the play has been announced as one of three finalists (the only one from Canada) for the STAGE International Playwriting CompetitionSTAGE Scientists, Technologists and Artists Generating Exploration – will award the winning playwright a $10,000 cash prize and an opportunity to further develop their play. Nearly 200 scripts from a dozen countries were submitted for this competition. 

The winner will be selected by a world-class panel of judges, all multiple award-winners in their own right: Tony Kushner, Pulitzer Prize, Tony Award, Olivier Award, Emmy Award, Obie Award, and Steinberg Distinguished Playwright Award winner; David Lindsay-Abaire, Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright; Donald Margulies, Pulitzer Prize and Obie Award-winning playwright; Dr. Robert C. Richardson, Nobel Laureate in physics; Dr. Frank Wilczek, Nobel Laureate in physics; and Dr. David Wineland, winner of the National Medal of Science and the Benjamin Franklin Medal. 

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