Long-Time Adjunct Professor Linda Winer Receives LPTW Award

February 12, 2018

Headshot of Linda Winer

The League of Professional Theatre Women announced the recipients of their 2018 Awards and Faculty member Linda Winer has been honored with the League's Special Award, a recognition to theatre women for service to the League and to her field. The League of Professional Theatre Women's annual Theatre Women Awards are the only awards dedicated to promoting the visibility of the theatrical work of female-identifying artists and their contributions to the field, across all disciplines. The ceremony will be held on March 16 at The Times Center.


Winer was most recently chief theater critic and arts columnist of Newsday, where she worked from 1987 to 2017. She was the host of the Women in Theatre series on CUNY-TV and of the Theatre Communication Group Women in Theatre DVD  and wrote the foreward for Yale University Press What Playwrights Talk About When They Talk About Writing.  She has been a critic at the Chicago Tribune, the New York Daily News and USA Today. Her writing also has been published in The Nation, American Theatre, the New York Times, the Washington Post and the Los Angeles Times.


With over 22 years of teaching at Columbia School of the Arts, Winer is a beloved Columbia Member. Over the years she has been the recipient of many accolades, including the Rockefeller Fellowship for the Training of Music Critics, the New York Newspaper Guild’s Page One Award, two New York Newswomen’s Club Front Page Awards and first prizes in both criticism and commentary from the American Society of Sunday and Features Editors and was a critic-fellow at the American Dance Festival.


Winer has judged the Obie Awards, the Astaire Awards, the Lucile Lortel Awards, the Theater World Awards and has been a member of the New York Drama Critics Circle since 1983. She has served on two Pulitzer Prize nominating juries for journalism and has judged the Pulitzer Prize for drama nine times, five times as panel chair.