Ryan O'Connell wins at WGA and Bess Fife wins at Artios Awards

Stage 13 Wins with Diversity

February 3, 2020

Big wins for inclusivity this past week including Stage 13’s two Netflix shows! Congrats to both Ryan O’Connell who won for Original Short Form Media at the Writers Guild Awards for ‘Special’, pushing the LGBTQIA+ and disabled community to the forefront; and Bess Fifer who won for Outstanding Achievement in Casting – Short Form Series at the Artios Awards for ‘It’s Bruno!’ putting together a stellar diverse cast properly representing Brooklyn. 

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