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Sue Winge Playwriting Competition

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Kevin Esmond is a playwright, an actor, and a theatre educator based in Philadelphia.

2017 Winner

Kevin Esmond (Villanova MA 2017) is our 5th annual Sue Winge Playwriting Competition winner for his play Fondest Wish.

Join us for this play reading on Monday, October 16th, 2017 at 8 pm in Vasey Studio.


About the Sue Winge Playwriting Competition

The Villanova Theatre Department holds a yearly playwriting competition, offered exclusively to Villanova students, alumni, faculty and staff. The goal of this competition is to foster creative endeavors within the Villanova arts community. The funding and support for this project will be provided by the Sue Winge Playwriting Grant. A play will be chosen for a staged reading with actors and a director and a stipend will be awarded to the playwright. 

The Sue Winge Playwriting Grant and competition was established in memory of beloved Villanova University employee, Sue Winge, who served the university for many years in the Theatre Department and the President’s Office.

Department of Theatre and Studio Art
800 E. Lancaster Ave.
Villanova, PA 19085

Past Winners


Patrick Walsh, Fluttering Pulses


Brie Knight, Pancake Queen


Jessica Bedford, Reveille


Mark Costello, M4M