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Awards Won by Rosemary Frisino Toohey


  • 2017: Grace Goes To Sea , Best in Show the first weekend of the 3-week-long Equity Library Theater Festival, New York, NY.

  • 2016: Berry Season, Audience Favorite, The British Theatre Challenge, London, England. Sky Blue Theatre interviewed me after handing me the prize: YouTube

  • 2016: Berry Season, One of 10 Winners of The British Theatre Challenge, Sky Blue Theatre, London, England.

  • 2016: 38C, Semi-Finalist, Minnesota Shorts Play Festival, Mankato, Minnesota.

  • 2016: Final Round, Finalist, Shakespeare in the 'Burg Playwriting Competition, Middleburg, Virginia.

  • 2015: Under the Poplar Trees, Finalist, Jewish Ensemble Theatre Festival of New Plays, West Bloomfield, Michigan.

  • 2015: Under the Poplar Trees, Finalist, Hudson River Showcase Theatre Playwriting Contest, Hudson, New York.

  • 2015: Agnesís Little War, one-act drama, Finalist, Landmark Theatre, Chicago, Illinois.

  • 2015: Agnesís Little War, Semi-Finalist, Moonlight Theatre Productions, New York, New York.

  • 2015: Under the Poplar Trees full-length drama, Individual Artist Award in Playwriting with a Grant from the Maryland State Arts Council.

  • 2014: Under The Poplar Trees, Finalist, Julie Harris Playwriting Awards, Beverly Hills, California.

  • 2014: Under the Poplar Trees Winner, Carol Weinberg Award for Best Play, Baltimore Playwrights Festival, Baltimore, MD.

  • 2014: America's Cherry Pie, Finalist, Annual Gunplay Competition, Champaign, Illinois.

  • 2013: 10-18-02, one-act drama, Finalist, the New York City 15-minute Play Festival, Manhattan.

  • 2012: G-Man, full-length drama, Individual Artist Award in Playwriting with a Grant from the Maryland State Arts Council.

  • 2010: Agnesís Little War, one-act drama, Finalist, Heideman Award, Actors Theatre, Louisville, KY.

  • 2010: Agnesís Little War, Finalist, the 11th annual Estrogenius Festival at Manhattan Theatre Source, NY.

  • 2010: The Ice Cream King, full-length comedy, Finalist, Scriptfest, the 29th Annual Playwrightís Conference at Southern Appalachian Repertory Theatre, Mars Hill, NC.

  • 2009: G-Man, Winner, Carol Weinberg Award for Best Play, Baltimore Playwrights Festival, Baltimore, MD.

  • 2009: G-Man, semi-finalist, New Play festival, Centre Stage, Greenville, SC.

  • 2009: Tilapia, one-act comedy, Finalist, Eileen Heckart Drama for Seniors Competition, sponsored by Ohio State University, Columbus, OH.

  • 2009: G-Man, Finalist, FutureFest, the Dayton Playhouse, Dayton, OH.

  • 2009: G-Man, Winner, Towngate Theater National Playwriting Contest,Wheeling, WV.

  • 2008: The A Word, full-length drama, Third Place, Baltimore Playwrights Festival, Baltimore, MD.

  • 2008: The A Word, Finalist, Year-End Series New Play Festival, Northern Kentucky University, Highland Heights, KY.

  • 2008: Cornered, one-act drama, Winner, Reverie Productions' 5th Annual Next Generation Playwriting Contest, New York, with a reading at ART/New York Spaces in Manhattan.

  • 2008: Having Fun, one-act drama, semi-finalist, The Source Festival, Washington, D.C.

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  • Since its premiere, April 2007, in the 15 Minute Playfest in New York City, the compelling one-act drama, The Body Washer, has garnered an impressive series of honors and awards:

    July 2007: Finalist in ReOrient, an annual festival of plays exploring the Middle East, Golden Thread Productions, San Francisco, CA.

    August 2007: 2nd Place, the 16th Annual One-Act Marathon, Attic Theatre, Los Angeles, CA.

    September 2007: Winner, Short Stack New Play Festival, Bowie State University, Bowie, MD.

    October 2007: The Body Washer is featured in a service on the "Wages of War," First Unitarian Church, Baltimore, MD

    November 2007: Finalist, the Kansas City Womenís Playwriting Festival, Kansas City, MO.

    April 2008: Finalist, 10 x 10 in the Triangle, The Arts Center, Carrboro, NC.

    2011: A reading of The Body Washer was featured at the annual meeting of Women Against War, Albany, NY.

    2011: The Body Washer is read at Grace Church, Washington, D.C., in celebration of SWAN Day, Support Women Artists Now.

    2013: The Body Washer is again chosen for a reading on SWAN Day, National Museum of Women in the Arts, Washington, D.C.


  • 2007: School Shooter, full-length drama, Winning Entry, Playreading Festival of the North American Actors Association in London. The play was given a staged reading in the West End Theater District.

  • 2007: The Ice Cream King, Finalist, Towngate Theatre National Playwriting Contest, Wheeling, WV.

  • 2007: A Morning in May, one-act drama, Finalist, Darknight Theatrical Productions Playwriting Competition, Chicago, IL.

  • 2006: The Ice Cream King, Second Place out of 220 plays, The New Play Project, Backdoor Theatre, Wichita Falls, TX.

  • 2006: The Ice Cream King, semi-finalist, Appalachian Festival, Barter Theatre, Abingdon, VA.

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  • 2006: Package Tour, one-act comedy, semi-finalist, McLaren Memorial Comedy Playwriting Competition, Midland Community Theatre, Midland, TX.

  • 2006: The Ice Cream King, Second Place, Jewel Box Theatre Competition, Oklahoma City, OK.

  • 2006: Cornered, Finalist, Moving Arts Premiere One-Act Festival, Los Angeles, CA.

  • 2005: Cornered, Winner, Carol Weinberg Award for Best Play, Baltimore Playwrights Festival, Baltimore, MD.

  • 2005: Socks, one-act comedy, Second Place, Baltimore Playwrights Festival. Socks also won Best Production Award in the Festival, Baltimore, MD.

  • 2005: Woman on the Edge, full-length comedy, semi-finalist, 2006 Trustus Playwrights' Festival, Columbia, SC.

  • 2005: Gladys in Wonderland, full-length comedy, Second Place, The Robert J. Pickering Award for Playwriting Excellence, Coldwater, MI.

  • 2004: Cornered, Finalist, Arts and Letters Prize in Drama, Georgia College & State University, Milledgeville, GA.

  • 2004: Woman on the Edge, Winner, Towngate Theater National Playwriting Contest, Wheeling, WV.

  • 2004: In the Tank, one-act comedy, Best Play, One-Act Play Festival, Silver Spring Stage, Silver Spring, MD.


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  • 2004: Woman on the Edge, 2nd Place, Robert J. Pickering Award for Playwriting Excellence, Coldwater, MI.

  • 2003: School Shooter, Individual Artist Award in Playwriting with a Grant from the Maryland State Arts Council.

  • 2003: School Shooter, Finalist, Women at the Door Competition, Chicago, IL.

  • 2003: School Shooter, Finalist, Trustus Playwrights Festival, Columbia, SC.

  • 2002: In the Tank, Finalist, Moving Arts Premiere One-Act Competition, Los Angeles, CA.

  • 2001: Seafood Buffet, full-length comedy, Second Place, Baltimore Playwrights Festival, Baltimore, MD.

  • 2000: Animal Instincts, full-length drama, Third Place, Baltimore Playwrights Festival, Baltimore, MD.

  • 1998: Gladys in Wonderland, Semifinalist, McLaren Memorial Playwriting Competition, Midland, TX

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