Arts & Culture

Playwright Mayer ’10 is recipient of arts award

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Harvard College freshman and playwright Jonathan Mayer will debut “Mistakes, Inc.” as part of VSA arts 22nd annual Playwright Discovery evening Sept. 28 at the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, D.C. An international nonprofit organization affiliated with the Kennedy Center, VSA arts showcases the accomplishments of artists with disabilities, while promoting increased access to the arts for people with disabilities. The Playwright Discovery Award Program offers middle and high school students of all abilities an opportunity to examine, through the art of writing a one-act play, how disability affects a person’s life.

Mayer’s play, a comedy that explores what would happen if people could erase their mistakes by calling a toll-free number, was selected out of 250 entries. Mayer will receive a cash award and a trip to Washington, D.C., to see his play