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The 2021 Valley Players Playwright Award Winner

Dream Again

by Tucker Atwood


As a major snowstorm hits the barrier between two warring nations, soldiers from each side seek temporary refuge with an older couple who try to get the soldiers to care for each other.

About the Playwright

Tucker Atwood grew up in a small town called Embden, Maine, and is currently based in the coastal town of Belfast, Maine. He is relatively new to playwriting but has spent the last 10 years or so falling in love with theater via acting. He has performed in over 40 productions with five different theater companies in Maine, and in 2019 performed "The Complete Works of William Shakespeare [Abridged]" with the Middlebury Community Players in nearby Middlebury, Vermont. That was his second most interesting feat in 2019; earlier that year, he thru-hiked the entire Appalachian Trail with his brother, successfully walking 2200 miles through the woods in a little under 4 months, surviving primarily on peanut butter and ramen noodles. A year later, he wrote a memoir of his thru-hike titled "No Parents No Horses No Bedtime." He has also written poetry, more plays, a critical analysis of the education system, and two other books: "Lights Up.," a theater memoir, and "Also, I'm an Ant," a novel about an ant who discovers a way to communicate with humans. His plans for 2021 include acting in three shows this summer at Lakewood Theater in Madison, Maine -- including portraying the title role in the satirical British comedy "Bullshot Crummond" -- and riding his bicycle from Maine to Florida this fall along the East Coast Greenway. He is also a math teacher and tutor sometimes, when he needs the money. He would like to thank his family for being his friends and his friends for being his family.