Professor Doug Huff wins yet another playwrighting contest

Posted on July 1st, 2011 by

Doug Huff, professor of philosophy at Gustavus, was recently named the winner of the 2010 Hidden River Arts Playwrighting Award for his play A Far Shore. Huff wrote A Far Shore during his 2008 sabbatical leave. After visiting India on multiple occasions, he based the play 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. This isn’t the first time Huff has been honored for A Far Shore; he was also selected as one of four winners of the 2009 Mario Fratti-Fred Newman Political Playwriting Contest based in New York.For those who know Professor Huff, make sure to congratulate him on the amazing work he continues to do on and off-campus at



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