Lynn Nottage

Lynn Nottage
Associate Professor
Lynn Nottage is a Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright and a screenwriter. Her plays have been produced widely in the United States and throughout the world. They include: By the WayMeet Vera Stark (Lily Award, Drama Desk Nomination); Ruined (Pulitzer Prize, OBIE, Lucille Lortel, New York Drama Critics’ Circle, Audelco, Drama Desk, and Outer Critics Circle Award); Intimate Apparel (American Theatre Critics and New York Drama Critics’ Circle Awards for Best Play); Fabulation, or The Re-Education of Undine (OBIE Award); Crumbs from the Table of Joy; Las MeninasMud, River, Stone; Por’knockers; and POOF!. She is currently developing a new play and multimedia performance installation based on two years of research and interviews conducted in Reading, PA (with Oregon Shakespeare, Arena Stage & Labyrinth Theatre Company). In addition, she is working with composer Ricky Ian Gordon to adapt her play, Intimate Apparel, into an opera (commissioned by The Met/LCT).

She is the co-founder of the production company, Market Road Films, whose most recent projects include The Notorious Mr. Bout directed by Tony Gerber and Maxim Pozdorovkin (Premiere/Sundance 2014), First to Fall directed by Rachel Beth Anderson (Premiere/ IDFA, 2013) and Remote Control (Premiere/Busan 2013-New Currents Award). Over the years, she has developed original projects for HBO, Showtime, This Is That and Harpo.

Nottage is the recipient of a MacArthur "Genius Grant" Fellowship, Steinberg "Mimi" Distinguished Playwright Award, the Dramatists Guild Hull-Warriner Award, the inaugural Horton Foote Prize, Helen Hayes Award, the Lee Reynolds Award, and the Jewish World Watch iWitness Award. Her other honors include the National Black Theatre Fest's August Wilson Playwriting Award, a Guggenheim Grant, PEN/Laura Pels Award, Lucille Lortel Fellowship and Visiting Research Fellowship at Princeton University. She is a graduate of Brown University and the Yale School of Drama, where she has been a faculty member since 2001.
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Literary Lion: 5 Questions with Playwright Lynn Nottage / Associate Professor Lynn Nottage is an award-winning playwright and screenwriter.
Intimate Apparel and what lies beneath my plays / The Pulitzer-winning Brooklyn playwright talks about writing lost voices into the theatre – and the power of good lingerie.

Lynn Nottage Adapting 'Black Orpheus' for Broadway / On July 7 it was announced that a new musical stage adaptation of the classic film Black Orpheus is being readied for Broadway with Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright.

Lynn Nottage Appointed to the Playwriting Faculty of Columbia University / Carol Becker, Dean of Faculty, announced today the appointment of two acclaimed playwrights to the faculty of the Arts.

Lynn Nottage's Ruined Wins Pulitzer Prize for Drama / Lynn Nottage's Ruined has been named the winner of the 2009 Pulitzer Prize for Drama.

Lynn Nottage Receives MacArthur Foundation 'Genius Award' / Playwright Lynn Nottage has received a MacArthur Foundation "Genius Award". She was one of 24 recipients chosen for their creativity, originality and potential.
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