The Arena Players and WMAR-TV have announced the winners of the Ninth Annual Drama Competition for Black Playwrights.
Monalisa DeGross, a secretary in the Office of Children and Youth at the Enoch Pratt Free Library, won first place and $1,000 for her script, "A Relative Stranger."
The selection was made from nearly 75 plays submitted.
The hour-long production of "A Relative Stranger" will air at 7 p.m. Feb. 23 on Channel 2. It will be re-broadcast at noon on March 10. WMAR-TV is producing the play at its studios in association with the Arena Players.
Stephen F. Green garnered second place and $500 in the competition for his play, "Tapered in Black," and H. B. Johnson won third place and $250 for "In the Blink of an Eye."
B. L. Williams' entry, "Senator Sir," received honorable mention.