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SAIC Student Wins National Playwriting Competition
On March 3, Atlanta’s Alliance Theatre announced its upcoming 2014–15 season, featuring the world premier of The C.A. Lyons Project by SAIC student Tsehaye Geralyn Hébert. Hébert is the winner of the 2015 Alliance/Kendeda Graduate Playwriting Competition, a one-of-a-kind national competition that transitions graduate student playwrights into the world of professional theater. “The C.A. Lyons Project is the most multidisciplinary show to come through the competition and is so ambitious in its scope,” says Celise Kalke, the Alliance’s director of new projects. “It’s a great piece to kick off the Alliance/Kendeda National Graduate Playwriting Competition’s next decade.” Set in the 1980s, Hébert’s production follows the founder of a prestigious African-American dance company who is dying of AIDS and the three lead dancers who must figure out how to push on. The C.A. Lyon’s Project runs from February 13, 2015 through March 8, 2015 on the Hertz Stage.