Finalist, North American Actor’s Association (ex-pat performers based in England) Playreading Festival; London, UK​

Colonial Players Promising Playwrights Award and Staged Reading, Annapolis MD

Honorable Mention; Writers Digest Annual Writing Competition, Stage Plays; National Magazine, Cincinnati, OH



Significantly re-written from COAL CREEK
3m, 2f
Five scenes, no intermission
Interior Unit Set

More than 7,500 strikers walked out of more than 90 mines in the Paint Creek and Cabin Creek coal fields of West Virginia during the bloody 1912-14 labor war.  BLOODLETTING IN THESE HILLS is the story of one family caught in the cross hairs of this struggle.

Honorable Mention; Towngate Theatre National Playwriting Contest, Oglebay Institute, Wheeling WV

Selected Reading, New York Chapter, National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences, New York, NY; Directed by Patricia Angelin, Featuring Francis Parkman, Tom Farrell, L. Michael Rowan, Ron Nummi, Sarah Justine Ahearn, Patricia Angelin

Winner, Judges Choice, reading by the Athenian Players Theatre, HUMBLE PLAY, Appalachian New Play Festival; ARTS/West, Athens OH


Winner and Production by the Centre Stage New Play Festival in Greenville SC - The definitive production to date and excellent performances.

Walter Thinnes