Stanescu. (Courtesy Ithaca College)

Ithaca, N.Y. — An Ithaca College assistant professor’s play has been recognized in “The Best American Short Plays: 2012-13.”

Stanescu. (Courtesy Ithaca College)
Saviana Stanescu. (Courtesy Ithaca College)

Saviana Stanescu, who teaches in the Department of Theatre Arts at Ithaca College, had her play “Hurt” featured in the collection of plays.

The collection of plays is considered “the standard of excellence for one-act plays in America,” according to a press release.

The editor of the collection, William W. Demastes, said Stanescu’s play ends “with chilling results of the sort that is increasingly documented on television news.”

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