A Reading of Lynn Nottage's Newest Play
Playwright and CAAS' 2012-2013 Distinguished visitor, Lynn Nottage, will host a public reading of her newest play.
Location: McCarter Theatre - Berlind Theatre
Date/Time: 03/11/13 at 7:00 pm - 10/23/12 at 9:00 pm
This reading is free and open to the public. Please note that it is a reading of the play only, will not be a performance or full-blown play.
Lynn Nottage’s new play, "By The Way, Meet Vera Stark," which enjoyed an extended run Off-Broadway at Second Stage Theatre, won the Lily Award and was nominated for a Drama Desk. It will soon have a run at The Geffen Playhouse in Los Angeles and at the Goodman Theatre in Chicago. Her Pulitzer Prize-winning play "Ruined" received an OBIE, Lucille Lortel, New York Drama Critics’ Circle, Drama Desk, and Outer Critics Circle Award for Best Play (Manhattan Theatre Club,Goodman Theatre). It had its international premiere in London at the Almeida Theatre in April 2010 and toured several US regional theatres in 2010-2011. The play was also produced internationally in places such as: The Carribean, Germany, Cambodia, The Democratic Republic of Congo, and Chad. Other plays include Intimate Apparel (New York Drama Critics’ Circle Award 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!".
Nottage is the recipient of the 2010 Steinberg Distinguished Playwright Award, the Dramatists Guild Hull-Warriner Award, the inaugural Horton Foote Prize for Outstanding New American Play (Ruined), the Lee Reynolds Award, and the Jewish World Watch iWitness Award. Her other honors include the 2007 MacArthur Foundation “Genius Grant,” the National Black Theatre Festival’s August Wilson Playwriting Award, the 2005 Guggenheim Grant for Playwriting, the 2004 PEN/Laura Pels Award for Drama, as well as fellowships from the Lucille Lortel Foundation, Manhattan Theatre Club, New Dramatists and New York Foundation for the Arts. She is a graduate of Brown University and the Yale School of Drama, where she is currently a visiting lecturer. She is a co-owner and producer at Market Road Films LLC, a film production company.
Lynn is a board member for Theatre Communications Group, BRIC Arts Media Bklyn, Donor Direct Action, The New Black Fest, Voice and Vision, and the Dramatists Guild.
Department: Center for African American Studies