It was another lovely night in New York City for the theater world. The top in the industry and those who simply adore the stage gathered at Lincoln Center for a truly momentous occasion hosted by the fantastic Harold and Mimi Steinberg Charitable Trust.
The 2016 Steinberg Playwright Awards honored Sarah Ruhl with the 2016 Steinberg Distinguished Playwright Award to an applauding crowd. The evening featured performances of Ruhl’s work by Blair Brown, Kathleen Chalfant, Maria Dizzia, Jessica Hecht, Celia Keenan-Bolger, Polly Noonan and Joseph J. Parks.
Additional guests include playwrights Lisa D’Amour, David Henry Hwang, Lucas Hnath, Bruce Norris, Theresa Rebeck and actors Geneva Carr, Lisa Emery, Caitlin Houlahan, Dakin Matthews, Ashley Park, Courtney Reed, Sarah Stiles and Stephanie Styles.
The Steinberg Distinguished Playwright Award is presented biennially to honor and encourage the artistic excellence and achievement of an American playwright whose body of work has made significant contributions to the American theatre. The recipient of the Steinberg Distinguished Playwright Award receives a cash award of $200,000.
The Harold and Mimi Steinberg Charitable Trust was created by Harold Steinberg in 1986 in his name and the name of his late wife, Miriam. The Trust’s primary mission is to support and promote the American theater as a vital part of our culture by nurturing American playwrights, encouraging the development and production of new American plays, and by providing significant support to theater companies across the country.
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