Honors & Awards

 

Abingdon partnered with WNET to film Brian Richard Mori’s Hellman v. McCarthy, 2013–2014 Season, which aired on public television.

As invited guests, Abingdon served as American ambassadors at the inaugural Wuzhen Theatre Festival (Wuzhen, China), presenting Robert Brustein’s The Last Will, 2012–2013 Season.

OBIE Award for Nancy Opel’s performance in My Deah by John Epperson, 2006–2007 Season.

William Shuman’s one-man show, En Avant! An Evening with Tennessee Williams, presented at Abingdon’s Sunday Series, 2012–2013 Season, received an Overall Excellence Award for Solo Performance at the 2013 NYC International Fringe Festival.

Nominated for an Elliott Norton Award for Best New Script in the Boston theatre season for Robert Brustein’s The Last Will.

Nominated for Best Theatrical Entertainment for Texas Homos by Jan Buttram by H/X Magazine, 2005–2006 Season.

Dramatists Play Service published and licensed Fix Me, Jesus by Helen Sneed, 2013–2014 Season.

Samuel French published Beachwood Drive by Stephen Leigh Morris; The Goldman Project by Staci Swedeen; My Deah by John Epperson; The Frugal Repast by Ron Hirsen; The Parker Family Circus by Jan Buttram; Engaging Shaw and Blame it on Becket by John Morogiello.

Abingdon full-length plays published in anthologies: Texas Homos by Jan Buttram, in “New Playwrights Best Plays of 2004-2005” (Smith and Kraus); War in Paramus by Barbara Dana, in “Best Plays by Women 2005” (Smith and Kraus); Daisy in the Dreamtime by Lynne Kaufman, in “Best Plays by Women 2003” (Smith and Kraus).

Abingdon ten-minute plays published in anthologies: Extracurricular by Frank Tangredi, Pascal and Martin by Jan Buttram, and Beyond a Reasonable Doubt by Bara Swain, in “Best Ten-Minute Plays 2012 (Smith and Kraus); and Give and Take by Bara Swain, in “Best Ten-Minute Plays 2013” (Smith and Kraus).

Other publications:  The Mooncalf by Elisabeth Karlin, in “Best Scenes of 2001 (Smith and Kraus); and Fix Me, Jesus by Helen Sneed, in “”Best Female Monologues of 2013 (Smith and Kraus).

Notable second productions include Brian Richard Mori’s Hellman v. McCarthy, west coast premiere at Theatre 40 in Beverly Hills, starring Abingdon’s original cast members Dick Cavett and Marcia Rodd; Engaging Shaw by John Morogiello, produced in London at Old Globe Theatre and Vienna’s English Theatre in Austria; Leap by John Yearley, produced at Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park; Daisy in the Dreamtime by Lynne Kaufman, produced at The Fountain Theatre in Los Angeles and the Gold Fish Theatre in Seattle, Washington; Blame It on Beckett by John Morogiello, produced at Colony Theatre in L.A. and at the Montgomery Playhouse in Gathersburg, Maryland; Cry Havoc by Tom Coash, produced in Johannesburg, South Africa at University of Johannesburg Arts & Culture; Lost on the Natchez Trace by Jan Buttram at the East Lynne Theatre Company, New Jersey.