Huff Wins Playwriting Contest Posted on July 6th, 2009 by

Doug Huff, professor of philosophy at Gustavus Adolphus College, has been selected as one of four winners of the 2009 Mario Fratti-Fred Newman Political Playwriting Contest based in New York for his play, A Far Shore.

Huff wrote A Far Shore during his 2008 sabbatical leave at the request of members of the Bangalore Little Theatre – the largest theatre in Bangalore, India. The play is based on the life and work of B.R. Ambedkar – a hero in his homeland of India where he served as a political leader, activist, philosopher, orator, writer, economist, and revolutionary. Ambedkar is also the chief architect of the Indian Constitution and is credited with having sparked the Dalit Buddhist movement.

Huff’s play was selected from more than 200 submissions and will now receive a staged reading at a festival in New York this August.


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