Told over the course of 90 years, Sisters is the story of Matilda and Greta, a pair of sisters, growing up, learning from each other, dealing with responsibility and loss, fighting viciously, drifting apart, and eventually coming back together. They’re just like any other sisters. Oh, except Greta is an artificially intelligent computer program. But other than that…
Matthew Libby’s (above) Sisters has won the 2022 Neukom Institute Literary Arts Award for Playwriting. Established in 2018, the annual Neukom playwriting award considers plays and other full-length works for the theater that address the question, “What does it mean to be a human in a computerized world?” The award is a partnership between the Neukom Institute, the Department of Theater at Dartmouth College, and Northern Stage. This year’s winner comes from a shortlist of seven plays selected from 141 submissions.
The award includes a $5,000 cash prize and one week-long workshop at Northern Stage. This week-long workshop, directed by Northern Stage’s BOLD Resident Director Aileen Wen McGroddy, will culminate in two public readings at Northern Stage and Dartmouth, respectively. The first public reading at Dartmouth College will take place at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, January 12. The second reading at Northern Stage will take place at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, January 13 in the Byrne Theater
Public Reading 1: Thursday, January 12 at 7:30 p.m.
Dartmouth College, Filene Auditorium, Moore Hall (the auditorium is located in the basement)
3 Maynard St, Hanover, NH
Public Reading 2: Friday, January 13 at 7:30 p.m.
Northern Stage, Byrne Theater, Barrette Center for the Arts