Winners of the VSA Playwright Discovery Competition
2008 VSA Playwright Discovery Award Biography
VSA arts is pleased to announce the recipient of the 2008 Playwright Discovery Award, The Other Room by Ariadne Baker-Dunn of Interlochen, Michigan. In The Other Room, 16-year-old Austin is fascinated by calculus and aircraft. One day he has a chance encounter with classmate Lily. Austin, who has autism, struggles to communicate his inner thoughts and emotions, which are revealed to the audience through four unique characters.
Ariadne Baker-Dunn graduated from Interlochen Arts Academy and will be a freshman at Fordham University this fall, where she plans to study acting and playwriting. Ariadne hopes The Other Room will encourage others to reexamine their preconceptions of people with disabilities.