Phil Olson 

Playwright, Producer

 

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Awards

 

MOM'S GIFT

- Winner,  McLaren Memorial Comedy Playwriting Competition, Midland TX
- Winner,  TRU New Voices Play Festival, NY NY
- Winner,  Northern Writes Playwright Festival, Bangor ME
- Winner,  World Series of Screenwriting, Best Stage Play, Los Angeles, CA
- Finalist,  Ashland New Plays Festival, Ashland OR
- Finalist,  Best Stage Play, Beverly Hills Screenplay Contest, Beverly Hills, CA
- 3rd Place out of 1,000 scripts:  WriteMovies International Screenplay Competition, Beverly Hills, CA
- Semi-Finalist,  HRC Showcase Theatre, Hudson NY
- Semi-Finalist (Top 10)  Stanley Drama Award, Staten Island, NY
- Honorable Mention,  Ohio State Newark New Play Contest, Newark OH
- Quarter Finals in The Happy Writers Contest. Out of 953 scripts, 200 were put in the Quarter Finals

 

DON'T HUG ME, WE'RE MARRIED

- Winner, World Series of Screenwriting, Stage Play Competition, Silver Medal

- Winner, Beverly Hills Stage Play Competition, Bronze Medal
 

DON'T HUG ME
- Winner of 4 Artistic Director Achievement Awards in Los Angeles

including Best Original Musical, Best Author Original Play, Best Director,

and Best Ensemble Cast.
- Don’t Hug Me was given one of the top honors in The Robert J. Pickering Award

for Playwriting Excellence as well as the McLaren Memorial Comedy

Playwriting Competition, and was selected top 5% in Hollywood’s prestigious

Chesterfield Writer’s Film Project out of 2,600 scripts.

 

A DON'T HUG ME CHRISTMAS CAROL

- Best Musical of 2006 - Reviewplays.com

 

A DON'T HUG ME COUNTY FAIR

- Winner of 3 Artistic Director Achievement Awards in Los Angeles including

Best Author Original Play, Best Choreographer and Best Lighting.

 

A NICE FAMILY GATHERING
- Winner of the Rochester Playwright Festival

- Winner TRU New Voices Playwright Competition 
- Winner Best Play of the Season, Eunice Player's Annual Irving Awards
- State College of Florida, National Theatre Honorary Fraternity Winner
- Inland Theatre League Award Winner
- Nominated for 5 Encore Awards
- Regional Winner, State Finalist in the Texas State High School

One-Act Play Competition (Edited Version - to one hour)
- Finalist in the The Robert J. Pickering Award for Playwriting Excellence
- Finalist in The Phoenix Theatre’s Festival of Emerging American Theatre
- Semi-finalist in the Ukiah Players New Comedy Festival
- Semi-finalist in the Chesterfield Writer’s Film Project
- LA WEEKLY Pick of the Week
- Finalist in The Chicago Film Festival Indiefest

 

A NICE FAMILY CHRISTMAS

- Winner, McLaren Memorial Comedy Playwriting Competition

- 2nd Place Winner (out of 125 scripts) The Robert J. Pickering Award
for Playwriting Excellence
 

CRÄPPIE TALK
- Winner of the Gilmore Creek Playwright Competition
- Semi-finalist in the Chesterfield Writer’s Film Project
- LA WEEKLY Pick of the Week

 

SCRUBS
- Finalist in the Acclaim Television Script Competition

 

THE AL OERTER COMEBACK
- Finalist in The Long Island Film Festival