"Henry and the Hippocampus" was recently selected as the winner of the Jean Kennedy Smith playwriting award. Supported by VSA, the International Organization on Arts and Disability, The Jean Kennedy Smith Playwriting Award, named after the founder of VSA, is offered for the outstanding student-written script that explores the human experience of living with a disability.
The playwright is invited to attend The Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival in April, 2014.
VSA is an international nonprofit organization founded in 1974 by Ambassador Jean Kennedy Smith. VSA is creating a society where people with disabilities can learn through, participate in, and enjoy the arts. Nearly 5 million people with disabilities participate in VSA programs every year through a network of affiliates in 42 states and 51 countries worldwide.