Date published: March 1, 2012
* Jon Kern's Modem Terrorism, or They Who Want to Kill Us and How We Learn to Love Them took home the second Laurents/ Hatcher award, a $50,000 cash prize with an additional $100,000 earmarked toward production costs. The award was established in honor of the playwright Arthur Laurents, who died last year, and his late longtime partner Tom Hatcher.
* Page 73 Productions in New York has awarded its 2012 P7 3 Fellowship to Max Posner. The honor includes $5,000 and a yearlong residency to work on a number of new plays, including Snore and Other Sorts of Breathing.
* Boston's Huntington Theatre Company has chosen its 201 1-13 Huntington Playwriting Fellows, who will receive two-year residencies starting in September. The fellows, chosen from local theatre artists, are John Oluwole ADEkoje, Eleanor Burgess and David Valdes Greenwood.
* Angus MacLachlan is the 2012 ACT New Play Award winner, an honor bestowed by A Contemporary Theatre in Seattle. MacLachlan received two staged readings of his new play Abundant Acreage Available in late February, and $2,500.
* Peter Mills was honored in December with the 2011 Cole Porter Award from the ASCAP Foundation and the Cole Porter Trust, which recognizes composers and lyricists.
* In December, Seattle Times theatre critic Misha Berson released her selection for the newspaper's 201 1 Footlight Awards, which recognizes excellence in Seattle theatre. The recipients included Border Songs from Book-It Repertory Theatre, Seattle Shakespeare Theatre's production of Cymbeline and acting kudos to Aaron Lamb for his role in An Ideal Husband at Taproot Theatre.
* The Glickman Award for best new play premiered in the Bay Area in 2011 went to Rajiv Joseph's The North Pool, and to its debut presenter, TheatreWorks of Palo Alto, Calif. Joseph will take home the award's $4,000 purse.
* Alicia Adams, vice president of international programming and dance at the John F. Kennedy Performing Arts Center, was awarded the Fan Taylor Distinguished Service Award for her work as a presenter by APAP (Alliance of Performing Arts Presenters) during its January awards ceremony.
* The Doris Duke Charitable Foundation has bestowed a $225,000 grant on ArtsReady, a new web-based emergency preparedness tool for arts organizations created by Atlanta-based South Arts.
* New York's Gotham Chamber Opera and Music-Theatre Group have teamed again with Opera Company of Philadelphia for a second track in its joint Composer in Residence program, funded for five years by a $1.4-milUon grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. The application deadline is March 7.