Sept. 14 — ENMU briefs

ENMU graduate honored

The New York Innovative Theatre Awards will honor 1955-58 Eastern New Mexico University drama major Robert Patrick O’Connor (who writes under the name Robert Patrick) with the 2011 Artistic Achievement Award on Sept. 19.

Since 1964, Patrick has had thousands of productions and dozens of plays, including “Kennedy’s Children.”

In 1976, he wrote “My Cup Ranneth Over” for Marlo Thomas and Lily Tomlin.

Patrick has published plays, poems and columns in hundreds of publications; a novel, “Temple Slave,” and an autobiography, “Film Moi or Narcissus in the Dark.