Awards & Scholarships

Ripple Effect – First Prize Phoenix Stage One-Act Festival 2014

American Theatre Coop, First Prize for Patrimony, La Jolla                             

Ann and Robert Wright Scholarship, NYU     

Ripple Effect*                

Winner Phoenix Theatre’s One-Act Festival

“Powerful and tear-inducing” (Steve Parks, New York Newsday)

“A terrific selection to begin the evening… Spano shines as a clearly talented playwright. (Erika Karp, Village Times)
 

Eighth Wonder*          

"fascinating and moving" (broadwayworld.com).

         "moves exquisitely from comedy to drama" (theatre2nytimes.com).

                "an interesting study in celebrity" (oobr.com).

Real Smiles                      

"a well-written play, full of sharp-witted dialogue, deftly exploring issues of playing versus relating, loyalty versus searching,

friendship versus sex, jealousy versus trust, the fear of aging" (nytheatre.com).

 

 

Family Comes First      

"Spano has a sharp wit and lampoons everything from religion to sexuality to race, and of course everybody's favorite: incest” (nytheatre.com).

"disturbingly amusing, makes the Addams Family seem like the Osmonds" (stagebuzz.com).

"hilarious, disturbing, and boasts theatre's most intriguing ensemble cast. A gem" (theatre2nytimes.com

 

Joey Variations

Winner Best Choreography NY Fringe Festival             

semi-finalist at O’Neill Playwrights Conference

semi-finalist at Lark Play Development Center

http://dcmetrotheaterarts.com/2016/08/16/2016-fringenyc-review-joey-variations-play-dance/

http://www.theasy.com/Reviews/FringeFestival/2016/joeyvariationsaplaywithdance.php

The Sweat                        

Finalist, Variations Theatre Group

Finalist, Manhattan Repertory Theatre

 

*Published by Smith & Kraus Best-10 Minute Play Anthologies