It reprises at the Marsh through April 19. * Seattle-based playwright Yussef El Guindiwas selected for ACT Theatre's 2008 New Play Award; his script Language Rooms received staged readings last month along with $2,500. * Playwright Brett C. Leonard, a member of New York City's LAByrinth Theater Company since 2003 and the associate artistic director of London's Shotgun Theatre Company, received the 2008 Creative Spirit Award from producer Daryl Roth. * Lisa Mount was named one of Georgia's 100 most influential people by Georgia Trend magazine-the sole performing arts representative on the list-for her work creating art in the rural area of Saute Nacoochee and touring it around the country, as well as her consulting efforts via her company Artistic Logistics. * Nine playwrights from MFA programs-Annette Lee, Sam Marks, J.P. Nickel, Kyle Schmidt, Melisa Tien, Stephanie Timm, Joe Tracz, Benjamin Viccellio and Jennifer Fawcett-were chosen by Theater Masters and guest adjudicator John Lithgow to workshop their plays in Aspen, Colo., in January, and to show case them this month in New York City. * Also in New York City, Mayor Michael Bloomberg presents arts and culture awards this month to individuals and organizations including writer/performer Anna Deavere Smith and the New York Fringe Festival. * The clear favorite at the San Diego Theatre Critics Circle's Craig Noel Awards was the new musical winner A Catered Affair-in addition to a best-musical prize, the show was honored for its score and orchestrations by John Bucchino and Don Sebesky, respectively; its director, John Doyle; actors Faith Prince and Tom Wopat; and lighting designer Brian MacDevitt.
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