Annie Baker
Annie Baker
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Playwrights Annie Baker and Rajiv Joseph have been selected as the recipients of 2013's Steinberg Playwright Awards. The winners will receive $50,000 each to support their writing.

The Steinberg Playwright Awards' mission is to promote theater as a vital part of our culture by nurturing American playwrights and encouraging the development and production of new American plays. Baker and Rajiv will accept the awards at a November 18 ceremony at Lincoln Center.

Annie Baker has written The Flick, The Aliens, and Circle Mirror Transformation, among other plays. Rajiv Joseph is the author of Animals Out of Paper, Gruesome Playground Injuries, and Bengal Tiger at the Bagdad Zoo.