Looking back at the last ten years of transforming the artistic landscape, Time Warner Foundation is proud to have supported organizations that have brought some of the most prolific voices in film and theatre to the fore. One of the voices most spectacularly amplified lately is that of Lynn Nottage! The playwright, an alumnus of New Dramatists – a Foundation grantee, has been honored with the Pulitzer Prize for Drama for her new play, Sweat, which is currently playing at Broadway’s Studio 54. Sweat premiered with and was commissioned by new Foundation grantee Oregon Shakespeare Festival in 2015. This is Nottage’s second Pulitzer win, a historic achievement that positions her in an exclusive and elite group of multiple-Pulitzer Prize winners. Nottage accepted her first Pulitzer Prize for Drama in 2009 for her play Ruined. The work was commissioned by Foundation grantee, Goodman Theatre for its Foundation-supported New Stages Series.
In addition to this recent recognition for her important work, Nottage is being inducted to the famed Playwrights’ Sidewalk in front of the Lucille Lortel Theatre at this year’s 32nd Annual Lucille Lortel Awards.