This year's Inge Festival is honoring one of my favorite playwrights, Paula Vogel, with its Distinguished Achievement in the American Theatre Award. I wish I'd written "The Baltimore Waltz." Kantori Hall (whose work I'm not familiar with, but I know by name) is receiving the Otis Guernsey New Voices Award. The Festival runs Wednesday, April 21 through Saturday, April 24, 2010. The artistic director is my friend Peter Ellenstein, who is ably assisted by Bruce Peterson and Hannah Joyce Hoven. I'll be there in spirit!