Joe Lee, formerly of WEAA-FM, wins drama competition

December 14, 1992|By J. Wynn Rousuck

Joe Lee, former program director of WEAA-FM at Morgan State University, has won first place in the 11th annual drama competition for black playwrights sponsored by WMAR-TV (Channel 2) and Arena Players.

The award-winning play, "The Jook Joint," was selected from nearly 100 entries -- the largest number in the competition's history, according to a spokeswoman for the station. Set in the rural South of the 1940s, the play focuses on two men and two women trying to decide whether to forsake their fledgling business and move north to Baltimore.

Besides winning $1,000, Mr. Lee -- who recently became program director of WAER-FM at Syracuse University -- will have his hourlong teleplay co-produced by Arena Players and WMAR, which will air it at 7 p.m. Feb. 27 as part of the station's Black History Month observance.

Winner of second place and $500 was Rohn Luckett for "A Sunset 4 Two"; third place and $250 went to Darryl Lemont Wharton for "Detention"; and an honorable mention went to George A. Yorkman Jr. for "Holbrook and Oliver."

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