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ORANGE COUNTY CALENDAR: ARTS, ENTERTAINMENT, LEISURE

Playwrights, Composer Win $5,000 Awards

May 23, 2000

A composer and two playwrights on the Orange County performing arts scene are among 38 recipients of $5,000 fellowship awards from the California Arts Council.

The awards honor recipients who have "demonstrated . . . artistic excellence for at least 10 years," according to a news release from the Arts Council, a state agency.

Composer Jeremy Beck of Yorba Linda was cited for having won "numerous awards and commissions."

Irvine playwright Mary Fengar Gail was honored for a body of work that includes "Drink Me, or the Strange Case of Alice Times Three," which will be co-produced by theaters in Philadelphia and Washington, D.C.

John Glore, literary manager of South Coast Repertory, was cited for a body of work that includes productions for SCR, Berkeley Repertory Theater and Actors Theatre of Louisville.

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