Yesterday I received news from a new play competition in which I entered Mrs. Hawking. The McKinney Repertory Theater in Texas held a contest searching for the best new play, saying that they would perform the winning play and give a staged reading to the first runner up. That first runner up is Mrs. Hawking! I do wonder if the demands of the set disqualified it from winning because they did not want to undertake a build that big, but I'm very happy to hear it regardless. I love to think that somebody that's never even met me thought it was good enough to take a prize in a new play contest, and I especially like that exposure to the piece is spreading. I really do need to get cracking on that Mrs. Hawking website, and start stirring up as much attention as I can. This reading won't be happening for a while yet, not until March of 2014, so I have plenty of time to direct interest generated by it that way. But still, this is so encouraging, I should really use this to motivate myself.