ArtReach's award winning scripts continue to be recognized across the globe

National Endowment for the Arts Playwriting Fellowship (A Thousand Cranes, Trail of Tears, Welcome Home)

Ohio Arts Council Playwriting Fellowship Post Corbett Playwriting Award (A Thousand Cranes, You Don't See Me, The Shining Moment, Yearning to Breathe Free, Island Son)

Featured in Theatre for Young Audiences: 20 Great Plays for Children, Coleman Jennings (A Thousand Cranes)

John F. Kennedy Center Performance (A Thousand Cranes)

Published by Scholastic, Inc. (A Thousand Cranes)

Sundance Institute Professional Tour, UT (A Thousand Cranes)

Featured at Asian Children's Festival, Singapore (A Thousand Cranes)

Kentucky Theatre Association Community Theatre Festival, Actors for Children Theatre of Flatwoods, KY was selected as KTA's 2013 "Outstanding Production" (A Thousand Cranes)

UIL (University Interscholastic League) Approved Plays (A Thousand Cranes, Amelia Earhart, Red Badge of Courage)

2020 Noble Awards, Gaslight Playhouse Theatre, Kendalville, IN 
Best Overall Ensemble; Best Director & Best Costumes, Lee Ann DePew; Best Set Design, Kyle Leitch; Best Leading Actor, Aaron Dills; Best Supporting Actor, Dave Hale; Best Child Performance, Kara Strong (Laura Ingalls Wilder: Voice of the Prairie)

Edgeley High School, ND Drama Club won the North Dakota State One Act (A Thousand Cranes)

One Act Festival at Cumberland High School Galileo High won second place in the district competition
(A Thousand Cranes)

East Central High School Drama Club of Sandstone, MN, Minnesota.  Selected out of 481 nominations to represent the US in the American High School Theatre Festival, Fringe Festival in Edinburgh, Scotland
(A Thousand Cranes)

Best Show, Best Actor and All Star Cast Members, Marissa Vasquez, SISD, TX (A Thousand Cranes)

Best Actress, Ariana Russell, All Star Cast Members, Jose Guardiola & Abbey Paulson, UIL One Act Play district competition, Devine High School, TX
(A Thousand Cranes)

All-Star Cast, Braidyn Sisk, Alexis Richards, Claudia Amato; Best Lighting, Benjamin Beaty; Coronado Middle School, Plainville ISD, CA
(A Thousand Cranes)

Best Children's Musical, Adelaide Fringe Festival, Angle Park, Australia
(A Thousand Cranes)

Altoona Community Theatre represented the USA at the 3rd Yakumo International Theatre Festival in Yakumo, Japan. Altoona Community Theatre, School Tour, PA (Alice in Wonderland)

Elly Awards (3) - Allen Schmeltz, Artistic Director, Stage Nine Theatre, Folsom, CA (Alice in Wonderland)

All-Star Cast, Best Set, Best Technical Production, Best Ensemble, Best Supporting Actress and Best Actress -  State Competition - Spain Park High School Theatre, Hoover AL (Amelia Earhart)

Minnesota State High School League Competition Three First Place rankings -  East Central High School, Sandstone, MN (Amelia Earhart)

First place, State Thespian Conference (SETC) Jan Thompson Director - Central High School (A Thousand Cranes, Amelia Earhart

Received a Standing Ovation at AATE* Annual Conference - ArtReach Touring Theatre (Blue Horses)

High School One Act Play Winner - John Battle High School, Radford Virginia, Tied for Second Place in the Hogoheege District Theatre Festival (Choosing Sides for Basketball)

Featured in 'Great Scenes and Monologues for Children', Craig Slaight and Jack Sharrar (Choosing Sides for Basketball)

Ohio Arts Council Playwriting Fellowship (Island Son)

Outstanding Production for Young Audiences - Kevin Kline Award - Repertory Theatre of St. Louis (Laura Ingalls Wilder: Voice of the Prairie)

Playwriting Commission - Repertory Theatre of St. Louis (Laura Ingalls Wilder: Voice of the Prairie)

Winner of the American Association of Theatre in Education UPRP Play Award (Legend of the Trouble Dolls)

Professional Playwriting Commission - GMT Productions, Rome GA (Lewis and Clark: Bicentennial of Discovery)

Texas Civic Theatre Troupe, Edinburgh Fringe Festival, Scotland (The Mark Twain Show)

Commissioned by Elly Award Winner Allen Schmeltz for Garbaeu's Acorn and Oak Children's Theater & Stage Nine's Family Series,  Sacramento, CA (Pinocchio)

SETC Invitational Performance - Lexington Children's Theatre (The Red Badge of Courage)

Snow Globe Festival of Children’s Theatre - Promise Productions, Edmonton, AB, Canada (Robin Hood)

Professional Playwriting Commission, Shakesperience, Waterbuy, CT & Pacific Conservatory of the Performing Arts, CA (Robin Hood)

Standing Ovation - Sol Children's Theatre Summer Festival (Shakespeare to Go!)

Post-Corbett Award for Excellence in Playwriting, Cincinnati Post (The Shining Moment)

 Commissioned by Players Theatre of Columbus, OH (The Shining Moment)

Elly nominations for Excellence in Theatre: Best Overall Production, Best Direction, Lighting Design, Set Design, Leading Actor, Adult Supporting Actor, Adult, Supporting Actress, Adult.  Allen Schmeltz, Garbeau's Acorn & Oak Theatre, Sacramento, CA (Robin Hood)

Ohio Arts Council Playwriting Fellowship (The Shining Moment)

Ohio Arts Council Playwriting Fellowship (You Don't See Me)

Professional Play Commission, The Florida Repertory Theatre, Ft. Myers, FL (Thomas Edison: Fire of Genius)

National Endowment for the Arts, Playwriting Fellowship (Trail of Tears)

Kevin Kline Award, Outstsnaing Production for Young Audiences, Nomination, St. Louis (Trail of Tears)

National Endowment for the Arts, Playwriting Fellowship (Welcome Home)

Received a Standing Ovation at American Association for Theatre in Education (AATE) Annual Conference (Welcome Home)

Winner of an American Association for Theatre in Education (AATE) Distinguished Play Award (Welcome Home)

Ohio Arts Council Playwriting Fellowship Award (Yearning to Breathe Free)

Western Carolina University established a partnership with the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians to produce Young Cherokee Project.

Cedartown High School wins its fourth Georgia regional Best Play Award for A Thousand Cranes.

Many more!
Schools & theatres continue to present ArtReach Plays in competitions all across the nation and the globe...
Over 15,000 production in 124 countries!


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