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Christian Krauspe wins first-ever Ken Ludwig Playwriting Scholarship!

On Saturday, April 18th Ken was thrilled to present the first-ever Ken Ludwig Playwriting Scholarship to Christian Krauspe for his play, Dearborn Americana as part of the 2009 Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival. The Ken Ludwig Playwriting Scholarship is the latest addition to THE MICHAEL KANIN PLAYWRITING AWARDS PROGRAM, which encourages and supports the development of student-written plays.

Christian earned his BA in Theatre from Western Illinois University, where his play Dearborn Americana was staged last November. This production was also the University's entry to the 2009 American College Theatre Festival. Among Christian’s professional and college experience, his first full-length play Inside Out was presented at the Village Theatre in Dubuque, Iowa, and his play The Zero Hour was showcased at Chicago’s Live Bait Theatre. His work has also been produced at the Whole Art Theatre in Kalamazoo, Michigan and Space 55 in Phoenix . He is now a Playwriting Graduate Student at Arizona State University.

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