Vineyard Theatre hosted its annual Annual Emerging Artists Luncheon on June 30 at the Gander. The event featured the presentation of the 2016 Susan Stroman Directing Award to Lee Sunday Evans. It was hosted by Tony nominee and Vineyard vet Colman Domingo.
Evans is the second recipient of the Vineyard Theatre’s Susan Stroman Directing Award, created to recognize and support early- and mid-career theater directors. The award provides recipients with space, time, and resources to develop projects and strike new collaborations while in residence at the Vineyard over the course of one or more seasons. The first recipient of the award was Liesl Tommy (Eclipsed).
The Vineyard Theatre is dedicated to the creation and production of new plays and musicals. The company's productions have been honored with two Pulitzer Prizes, three Tony Awards, and numerous Drama Desk, OBIE, Outer Critics Circle, and Lucille Lortel Awards.