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Truth Be Told wins 2020 Stanley Drama Prize

The Wagner College Theatre has announced that the winner of this year’s Stanley Drama Award is William Cameron for his play, “Truth Be Told.”  

Two plays were also announced as finalists for this year’s awards: “Christie,” by Brian Richard Mori, and “15 Minutes More,” book and lyrics by Joe Langworth, music by Steve Marzullo.

The awards will be given at the Player’s Club in Gramercy Park, Manhattan, on Monday, March 2 at 6 p.m.

About the Stanley Drama Award. The Stanley Drama Award was established in 1957 by Staten Island philanthropist Alma Guyon Timolat Stanley and endowed through the Stanley-Timolat Foundation to encourage and support aspiring playwrights. The national Stanley Award competition is administered by the Wagner College Theatre program, ranked as the number one college theater program in the country in the Princeton Review’s “Best Colleges Guide 2015.” The Stanley Award carries with it a monetary prize along with the distinction of joining the company of past Stanley winners.

The Stanley Drama Award has a long and distinguished history. Past winners include Terrence McNally’s “This Side of the Door” (aka “Things That Go Bump in the Night”), Adrienne Kennedy’s “Funnyhouse of a Negro,” Lonne Elder III’s “Ceremonies in Dark Old Men” and Jonathan Larson’s “Rent.” Among those judging for the Stanley Award have been playwrights Edward Albee and Paul Zindel, actresses Geraldine Page and Kim Stanley, and TV producer/pioneer talk-show host David Susskind.