Jeff Daniels and Theresa Rebeck are among the scribes nominated for the 2006 Steinberg/ATCA Awards, the new play kudos handed out annually by the American Theater Critics Association.
Daniels is nommed for “Guest Artist,” his play about a burned-out legit writer that preemed at Daniel’s Purple Rose Theater in Michigan. Rebeck got a nod for “The Scene,” her skewering of the Gotham media world that was a Humana Fest favorite last year and was produced this season Off Broadway by Second Stage.
Other nominated works are “Hunter Gatherers” by Peter Sinn Nachtrieb, “Just a Kiss” by Catherine Bush, “Opus” by Michael Hollinger, and “Vestibular Sense” by Ken LaZebnik.
Winner will receive a $25,000 prize, while two other writers will receive citations of $7500. Awards will be handed out March 31 at the Humana Fest of New American Plays in Louisville, Ky.