Playwriting Award History

Bauer Boucher Awards

Established in 2014, the Bauer Boucher Playwriting Award was given to a writer currently attending or who had graduated from Kean University. In 2020 the award was expanded to two winners: one current student and one alumnus. The (*) symbol denotes the winner(s). All other scripts listed were named finalists and/or honorable mentions.

2021

  • Councilman by Lucien Edme ’21
  • Forever Mom by Megan Hoche ’08, ’10

2020

  • Fight Like a Girl
    by Emily Conklin ‘15*
  • Appointment for Three
    by Emily Niemeyer ‘20*
  • End of the Line
    by Megan Bussiere ‘08, ‘10 M.A.

2019

  • Smail by Tariq Hamami ‘06*

2018

  • Daemon by Dustin Ballard ‘09*
  • Drummed Out by Joe Wohlgemuth ‘00 M.A.

2017

  • Incident at Willow Creek by B. V. Marshall ‘73*
  • Edenville by Christopher DeBono ’17
  • Man and My Man by James Abro ’76
  • The Hermaphrodite God by Mariah Ayscue ’19
  • Prudence in Jest by Jonathan Kwiatkowski ’15

2016

  • Onyx Falling by Emily Conklin ‘15*
  • Aphasia the Musical by Megan Bussiere ‘08, ‘10 M.A.
  • Dead Ball by Dustin Ballard ‘09

2015

  • Letting Go by Sahirah Johnson ‘17*
  • Jeri and Rex and the Age of Exploration by Dustin Ballard ‘09

2014

  • The One, Percy Ent by Tariq Hamami ‘06*
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