Two Sewanee students in Professor Elyzabeth Wilder's playwriting course, Carson Mendheim ('25) and Sofia Tripoli ('26) attended the Alabama Shakespeare Festival's Young Southern Writers Program over Spring Break. 

There, they worked with Nathan Maxwell, a Sewanee Writers' Conference alum, in the college workshop.  The students were given a writing prompt and tasked with writing a play in 24 hours, which was then performed on the closing night of the Southern Writers Festival. Carson's won the Critic's Choice Award!