In 2012, there were two Award winners. The first to “Mies Julie” adapted from the Strindberg by Yael Farber and presented by Baxter Theatre of Capetown, South Africa. It ran at St. Ann’s Warehouse in November and December, 2012. Not only did it receive a ravereview from Ben Brantley in the NY Times, but he also included Mies Julie as one of the 10 best plays of the year.
Because “Mies Julie” was not available in January, I reached back to 2009 when I fell in love with “Midsummer” by David Grieg, produced at Edinburgh’s Traverse Theatre. Fortunately, Midsummer was able to play the Clurman in January, 2013. Mr. Brantley gave this beautiful Scottish play by a lovely review.
Also, we presented a shortlisted piece for one week after Midsummer closed – “Theatre Uncut”, a collection of new, short political plays from international playwrights. The American playwright, Neil LaBute contributed our national view and others from Greece, Spain, the UK and Syria were presented. An exciting concept and exciting theatre!