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It takes a village to develop a play from a seed of thought to a fully realized production, and the rewards of that process are enough for us. Nevertheless, it’s always encouraging to receive praise from our community and peers. We are the proud recipients of many awards and honors for our New Play Program, among them:

Winner! 2013 Seattle Mayor’s Arts Award for Creating an “Artistic City”

“The Rep has commissioned, workshopped, and/or premiered works by Seattle writers like Cheryl L. West, Robert Schenkkan, Justin Huertas and Stephanie Timm. That’s how the Rep honors local theatre artists, by putting them to work, and putting that work on stage.”
–CityArts
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Winner! 2013 Seattle Met Magazine Light a Fire Award for “Nurturing Creativity”

“Seattle Repertory Theatre…is focused more than ever on cultivating local talent.” –Seattle Met
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Recipient of the 2012 Edgerton Foundation New American Play Award
Cheryl L. West’s Pullman Porter Blues

Recipient of the 2013 Edgerton Foundation New American Play Award
Elizabeth Heffron’s Bo-Nita

Samuel D. Hunter’s A Great Wilderness has been selected to represent the best of American theatre at The Kennedy Center International Theater Festival in March 2014.

Recipient of the 2014 Edgerton Foundation New American Play Award
Laura Schellhardt’s The Comparables