Awards & Honors

 

Throughout the years, many current resident playwrights and alumni of New Dramatists have received some of the theatre's most prestigious prizes and awards. With each new accolade that is announced our admiration grows only stronger - not just for the individual writers - but for the entire group of 600-plus playwrights who have passed through our doors over the years.

Pulitzer Prize Winners

1952 - The Shrike by Joseph Kramm
1953 - Picnic by William Inge
1954 - The Teahouse of August Moon by John Patric
1980 - Talley’s Folly by Lanford Wilson
1987 - Fences by August Wilson
1990 - The Piano Lesson by August Wilson
1991 - The Kentucky Cycle by Robert Schenkkan
1995 - The Young Man From Atlanta by Horton Foote
1998 - How I Learned to Drive by Paula Vogel
2000 - Dinner With Friends by Donald Margulies
2002 - Topdog/Underdog by Suzan Lori Parks
2003 - Anna in the Tropics by Nilo Cruz
2004 - I Am My Own Wife by Doug Wright
2005 - Doubt by John Patrick Shanley
2007 - Rabbit Hole by David Lindsay-Abaire
2009 - Ruined by Lynn Nottage
2012 - Water by the Spoonful by Quiara Alegria Hudes
2014 - The Flick by Annie Baker
2015 - Between Riverside and Crazy by Stephen Adly Guirgis

Tony® Award Winners

1954 - The Teahouse of the August Moon by John Patrick, Best Play
1955 -The Desperate Hours by Joseph Hayes, Best Play
1960 - The Miracle Worker by William Gibson, Best Play
1961 - Bye, Bye Birdie by Michael Stewart, Best Musical
1963 - A Funny Thing Happened On the Way to the Forum by Burt Shevelove, Best Musical
1963 - A Funny Thing Happened On the Way to the Forum by Burt Shevelove, Best Author of a Musical
1964 - Hello, Dolly! book by Michael Stewart, Best Musical
1964 - Hello, Dolly! book by Michael Stewart, Best Author of a Musical
1967 - Cabaret book by Joseph Masteroff, Best Musical
1972 - Two Gentlemen of Verona by John Guare (and Mel Shapiro), Best Musical
1972 - Two Gentlemen of Verona by John Guare (and Mel Shapiro), Best Book of a Musical
1981 - 42nd Street by Michael Stewart, Best Musical
1985 - Big River by William Hauptman, Best Musical
1985 - Big River by William Hauptman, Best Book of a Musical
1987 - Fences by August Wilson, Best Play
1998 - Cabaret by Joe Masteroff, Best Revival of a Musical (book writer)
2001 - 42nd Street by Michael Stewart, Best Revival of a Musical (book writer)
2004 - I am My Own Wife by Doug Wright, Best Play
2005 - Doubt by John Patrick Shanley, Best Play
2008 - In the Heights book by Quiara Alegria Hudes, Best Musical
2014 - All The Way by Robert Schenkkan, Best Play

Last 10 Years of Obie Awards

2005 - Where Do We Live by Christopher Shinn, Playwriting
2005 - Doubt by John Patrick Shanley, Playwriting
2005 - Fabulation by Lynn Nottage, Playwriting
2005 - John Guare, Sustained Achievement
2006 - Rinne Groff, Emerging Playwright Award
2006 - Neena Beber, Emerging Playwright Award
2007 - The Thugs by Adam Bock, Playwriting
2007 - Young Jean Lee, Emerging Playwright Award
2008 - The Argument by David Greenspan, Special Citation
2008 - Dividing the Estate by Horton Foote, Playwriting
2008 - Adrienne Kennedy, Lifetime Achievement
2009 - Ruined by Lynn Nottage, Best New American Play
2010 - David Greenspan, Sustained Achievement
2010 - Circle Mirror Transformations and The Aliens by Annie Baker, Best New American Play
2010 - Taylor Mac, Special Citation
2011 - The Elaborate Entrance of Chad Deity by Kristoffer Diaz, Playwriting
2011 - We're Gonna Die by Young Jean Lee, Special Citation
2012 - Milk Like Sugar by Kirsten Greenidge, Playwriting
2012 - Early Plays by Richard Maxwell, Direction
2013 - Eisa Davis, Sustained Excellence, Performance
2013 - The Flick by Annie Baker, Playwriting
2013 - Detroit by Lisa D'Amour, Best New American Play
2014 - The Hilltown Plays by Lucy Thurber, Special Citation
2015 - Father Comes Home From the Wars Parts I, II, & III by Suzan-Lori Parks, Playwriting

MacArthur Fellows

Richard Foreman (1995)
Suzan-Lori Parks (2001)
Sarah Ruhl (2006)
Lynn Nottage (2007)
Tarell Alvin McCraney (2013)
Samuel D. Hunter (2014)