Lynn Nottage, Life, Career, and Creative Process

February 28, 2018, 7:30 PM
Camp Concert Hall, Booker Hall of Music

Lynn Nottage is a Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright and a screenwriter. She is the first female playwright to win the Pulitzer for drama twice. Her plays have been produced widely in the United States and throughout the world. They include Sweat, currently on Broadway (Pulitzer Prize); By The Way, Meet Vera Stark (Lily Award, Drama Desk Nomination); Ruined (Pulitzer Prize, OBIE, Lucille Lortel, New York Drama Critics’ Circle, Audelco, Drama Desk, and Outer Critics Circle Award); Intimate Apparel (American Theatre Critics and New York Drama Critics’ Circle Awards for Best Play); Fabulation, or The Re-Education of Undine (OBIE Award); Crumbs from the Table of Joy, Las Meninas, Mud, River, Stone, Por’knockers and POOF!. She currently is developing a new play and multimedia performance installation, she is also working with composer Ricky Ian Gordon on adapting her play Intimate Apparel into an opera (commissioned by The Met/LCT).

Nottage is the recipient of numerous awards, including the MacArthur “Genius Grant” Fellowship, Steinberg “Mimi” Distinguished Playwright Award, the Dramatists Guild Hull-Warriner Award, the National Black Theatre Fest’s August Wilson Playwriting Award, a Guggenheim Grant, and a Visiting Research Fellowship at Princeton University. She was most recently named to Variety’s 2017 Women’s Impact Report. She is on the faculties of the Yale School of Drama and the Theatre Department of Columbia School of Arts.

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