(Bio as of April 2013)
Lynn Nottage is a graduate of Yale School of Drama. Her Pulitzer Prize–winning play Ruined, which premiered at the Goodman in 2008 and transferred to the Manhattan Theatre Club, received the Obie, Lucille Lortel, New York Drama Critics’ Circle, Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle awards for Best Play. Ruined premiered in London at the Almeida Theatre in April, 2010, and toured extensively throughout the US. Ms. Nottage is currently writing the screen adaptation for Harpo Films, Oprah Winfrey’s production company, and HBO. Her 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!. Ms. 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 I Witness Award. Additional 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 and fellowships from the Lucille Lortel Foundation, Manhattan Theatre Club, New Dramatists and New York Foundation for the Arts.
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