Victor at Caryl Crane festival wins another competition

Tom Jackson
Jul 28, 2014

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."