McMurry Student Wins Statewide Playwriting Award

  Gary Ellison
  Friday, November 21, 2014 8:40 AM
  Archives 2014 - 2015

Abilene, TX

McMurry University student Charles Hughes, a junior English major from Eastland, Texas, has been named the winner at the college level in the annual Texas Educational Theatre Association's (TETA) Playfest playwriting competition. Hughes is the 14th McMurry playwright who has been recognized by the TETA Playfest competition since 1999.

His play, entitled Moran, revolves around a troubled young man who travels to a country cemetery in Moran, Texas, searching for meaning and a purpose for his existence.  It captures the struggles of many young people caught up in an increasingly complex world.  The Theatre Department will have the opportunity to perform the play in late January at the annual TETA Theatrefest convention in Houston.      

In 2013, senior David Remschel won at the college level. His play, entitled The Annie Chronicles, was written as a class assignment and was selected from entries throughout the state. The play is a gripping psychological drama involving a father trying to come to grips with the death of his daughter and to recognize his own culpability in that event.  

For more information, please contact Charlie Hukill at 325.793.3839.

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