Greenspan, Kron, Nottage, Rapp, et al. Receive Lucille Lortel Fellowships
The playwrights are being recognized for the excellence of their work, their potential for continued artistic achievement, and their strong commitment to working in the theater. The recipients, all of whom must have been a resident of the New York tri-state area for one year, had at least five years experience work in the American professional theater, and had at least one full-length play produced in the last five years, were nominated by a distinguished group of theater professionals.
Their applications were reviewed by an independent panel of judges including lecturer Robert Blacker; dramaturg Anne Cantaneo; playwright David Henry Hwang; Kate Loewald, co-founder of the Play Company; Neil Pepe, artistic director of the Atlantic Theater Company; Tazewell Thompson, artistic director of the Westport Country Playhouse; and Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Paula Vogel.