New York playwright Becca Anderson, who made her mark in play competitions at BGSU Firelands, has won another competition, this time back home.
Anderson's comedy "President Mom," about a teenage girl growing up in the White House in the household of a female president, won the Fourth Annual Ronald M. Ruble New Play Festival held by the Caryl Crane Youth Theatre at BGSU Firelands. Her May victory means the play will get a full staging in the Crane Youth Theatre's upcoming season.
Anderson won again last weekend, when it was announced her play about a high school academic quiz competition, "Academia Nuts," won the "Best New Musical" award at the New York Musical Theatre Festival, held July 7 through 27 in New York City's theatre district.
Theatrereviews.com says that "Academia Nuts" is "sweet musical about coming to terms with one’s reality and chasing one's dreams."