Paula Vogel will receive a Lifetime Achievement Obie Award this year.
Paula Vogel will receive a Lifetime Achievement Obie Award this year.
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Indecent playwright Paula Vogel will receive a special Obie Award for Lifetime Achievement this year. The awards ceremony will be held May 22 at Webster Hall, with Lea DeLaria serving as host.

Vogel made her Broadway debut this season with Indecent. Her many other works include the Pulitzer Prize-winning How I Learned to Drive, The Mineola Twins, The Baltimore Waltz, The Long Christmas Ride Home, A Civil War Christmas, and many others.

This year's Obie judges include Obie- and Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Ayad Akhtar (Disgraced), Entertainment Weekly theater critic Melissa Rose Bernardo, Obie-winning actress J. Smith Cameron, Obie-winning actor-singer Darius de Haas, Village Voice theater critic Miriam Felton-Dansky, and Obie-winning actress Daphne Rubin-Vega.

The Obies, which recognize off-Broadway artists and productions worthy of distinction, were originally created by the Village Voice. The American Theatre Wing, founder of the Tony Awards, has partnered with the Voice to copresent the Obies.

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