You will be redirected back to your article in seconds

Anna Ziegler wins Stage competition

'Photograph 51' tells DNA scientist's story

Scribe Anna Ziegler has won the third annual Stage Intl. Script Competition for her play “Photograph 51.”

Award from Stage — an acronym for Scientists, Technologists and Artists Generating Exploration — is reserved for new science-centric legit works and comes with a $10,000 cash prize and development opportunities. Play was selected by a panel of judges that included legit notables David Auburn (“Proof”), David Lindsay-Abaire (“Rabbit Hole”) and John Guare (“Six Degrees of Separation”).

Set in the 1950s, “Photograph 51” centers on Dr. Rosalind Franklin, the scientist who contributed to Watson and Crick’s discoveries about DNA.

Eric Simonson’s “Fake,” Jennifer Maisel’s “There or Here” and Charlotte Rahn-Lee’s “Double Helix to Heaven” were singled out as finalists from a pool of almost 150 international entries.

Stage is a collaboration between an artists’ lab and a science institute at UC Santa Barbara. Org recently launched the Stage Project, an initiative to enlist creatives to develop scientifically inclined multimedia pieces. Work begins on the first outing, “The Brain Project,” in October.

Formerly an annual award, Stage’s play kudo will now be handed out on a biennial basis.

More Legit

  • Gordon Cox, Jeffrey Seller and Robert

    Listen: Why the Digital Revolution Is Good for Broadway

    Scribe Anna Ziegler has won the third annual Stage Intl. Script Competition for her play “Photograph 51.” Award from Stage — an acronym for Scientists, Technologists and Artists Generating Exploration — is reserved for new science-centric legit works and comes with a $10,000 cash prize and development opportunities. Play was selected by a panel of […]

  • laurie metcalf and john lithgow

    Laurie Metcalf, John Lithgow to Star in 'Hillary and Clinton' on Broadway

    Scribe Anna Ziegler has won the third annual Stage Intl. Script Competition for her play “Photograph 51.” Award from Stage — an acronym for Scientists, Technologists and Artists Generating Exploration — is reserved for new science-centric legit works and comes with a $10,000 cash prize and development opportunities. Play was selected by a panel of […]

  • Tina Turner Musical Coming to Broadway

    Tina Turner Musical Coming to Broadway

    Scribe Anna Ziegler has won the third annual Stage Intl. Script Competition for her play “Photograph 51.” Award from Stage — an acronym for Scientists, Technologists and Artists Generating Exploration — is reserved for new science-centric legit works and comes with a $10,000 cash prize and development opportunities. Play was selected by a panel of […]

  • Changes Coming to Rockettes' Christmas Show

    Rockettes' Christmas Show Gets More Spectacular at Radio City Music Hall

    Scribe Anna Ziegler has won the third annual Stage Intl. Script Competition for her play “Photograph 51.” Award from Stage — an acronym for Scientists, Technologists and Artists Generating Exploration — is reserved for new science-centric legit works and comes with a $10,000 cash prize and development opportunities. Play was selected by a panel of […]

  • Conor McPherson Talks 'Girl From the

    Listen: Conor McPherson on Bob Dylan and Why All Plays Aspire to Be Music

    Scribe Anna Ziegler has won the third annual Stage Intl. Script Competition for her play “Photograph 51.” Award from Stage — an acronym for Scientists, Technologists and Artists Generating Exploration — is reserved for new science-centric legit works and comes with a $10,000 cash prize and development opportunities. Play was selected by a panel of […]

More From Our Brands

Access exclusive content