Bentley and Weikel to Receive Robert Chesley Foundation Awards
Established in 1993, the foundation seeks to advance gay and lesbian theater by honoring playwrights who have put lesbian or gay characters at the center of their plays, have rejected stereotypes or turned them to new uses, and have made or are making a significant contribution to our culture. The awards carry a cash prize of $2,000 each.
Bentley is the author of books such as The Playwright as Thinker, The Life of the Drama, and The Brecht Commentaries, Bentley on Brecht. His plays include Are You Now or Have You Ever Been, Lord Alfred's Lover, and Round Two. He was inducted into the Theatre Hall of Fame in 1998.
Weikel is the author of Penny Penniworth, Dansport, and The Way-Weary. He is also a founding member of the gay and lesbian theatre company TOSOS II.