On Monday, October 1, playwrights David Lindsay-Abaire and Naomi Wallace were presented with the 2012 Horton Foote Prize, a biennial award named for the late playwright and screenwriter. Each of them will receive $15,000. To be nominated for the Foote prize, playwrights must have written at least four original full-length plays which have been produced by professional theaters.

Lindsay-Abaire's Good People, which revolves around a working-class South Boston woman who reconnects with her upper-class former high-school classmate, was chosen as the outstanding new American play.

Wallace's The Liquid Plain, about the mysterious identities of two runaway slaves and a sailor, received the award for promising new American play.

The judges for the 2012 prize were the director Michael Wilson; Casey Childs, the executive producer of Primary Stages; Paige Evans, the artistic director of Lincoln Center Theater's LCT3 series; and Evan Yionoulis, the resident director at Yale Repertory Theater.