Steinberg Distinguished Playwright "Mimi" Award to be Presented on October 29
The Mimi Awards promote theater by nurturing American playwrights and encouraging the development and production of new American plays. The trust will present the biennial Steinberg Distinguished Playwright Award at this year's ceremony to honor an American playwright whose body of work has made significant contributions to the theater. Past recipients include Tony Kushner and Lynn Nottage. The prize also comes with a $200,000 cash award.
Recipients of Steinberg Playwright Awards, presented to writers who exhibit talent and promise in the early stages of their career include Lisa D'Amour, Melissa James Gibson (2011), David Adjmi, Tarrell Alvin McCraney, and Bruce Norris (2009).