Neal Adelman’15 just won a Mark Twain Award for strong comedic playwriting for his second year play he developed at OU, Pontiacs. We are thrilled that KCACTF chooses to once again recognize Neal’s work. Read full list of awards here
In the program Neal has become known for his honest, crass, funny, dark, Texas friendly plays that ask big questions and observe big things about what it’s like to be alive today. Remember to come check out his thesis production, Only Good Things Happen at the Fair, this spring as part of the Seabury Quinn Playwrights Festival, directed by Shelley Delaney.
Here is more about the Mark Twain Award:
The Mark Twain Prize for Comic Playwriting will be offered for the outstanding student-written full-length comic play. As a social commentator, satirist and creator of memorable characters, Samuel Clemens – the distinguished 19th century novelist and essayist also known as Mark Twain – was a fearless observer of society, who outraged many while delighting and informing many more with his uncompromising perspective of social injustice and personal folly.
More about Neal
Neal Adelman was born and raised in Fort Worth, Texas. He writes plays and short stories. His one act play TARRANT COUNTY received an NPP workshop and was a 2014 KCACTF John Cauble Outstanding Short Play National Finalist; his fiction has appeared in Puerto del Sol and Caldera Culture Review. When he’s not writing, he’s either fishing or trying to start a rock and roll band. He currently lives in southeast Ohio and studies dramatic writing at Ohio University.