Photo Coverage: Davis, Olivo et al. Honor Nottage with Steinberg Playwright Prize

This week, top theatrical talent paid tribute to playwright Lynn Nottage, recipient of the 2010 ‘Steinberg Distinguished Playwright Award', presented by The Harold and Mimi Steinberg Charitable Trust. Scenes highlighting Ms. Nottage's work (including Ruined, Intimate Apparel and a preview of her upcoming By The Way, Meet Vera Stark) were performed by actors Quincy Tyler Bernstine (In the Next Room), two-time Tony Award-winner and Oscar-nominee Viola Davis (Fences, King Hedley II), Kimberly Hébert Gregory (The Brother/Sister Plays), Russell Hornsby (Intimate Apparel), Tony Award-winner Karen Olivo (West Side Story, In the Heights) and Condola Rashad (Ruined). The 3rd Annual ‘Mimi' Awards were be presented at a ceremony at the Vivian Beaumont Theater at Lincoln Center Theater. BroadwayWorld was on hand and brings you photo coverage below.

The ‘Steinberg Distinguished Playwright Award' honors the artistic achievement of an American playwright whose body of work has made significant contributions to the American theater. This honor comes with a cash prize of $200,000, making this by far the largest award ever created to honor and encourage artistic achievement in the American theater. The first ‘Steinberg Distinguished Playwright Award' went to Tony Kushner in 2008.

In 2009 The Harold and Mimi Steinberg Charitable Trust presented David Adjmi, Tarell Alvin McCraney and Bruce Norris with the first ‘Steinberg Playwright Awards'. The Advisory Committee and the Steinberg Trust honored Mr. Norris for his body of work and outstanding potential (for which he received a $50,000 cash award), and Messrs. Adjmi and McCraney for being promising new voices in the theater (for which they each received a cash award of $25,000). The playwrights were also presented with ‘The Mimi,' a statue designed by Tony Award-nominated scenic designer and architect David Rockwell. The ‘Steinberg Distinguished Playwright Award' (for established playwrights) and the ‘Steinberg Playwright Awards' (for playwrights in earlier stages of their careers), both known as ‘The Mimi,' are presented in alternating years.

On behalf of The Steinberg Trust, Board member James D. Steinberg, said "We are thrilled to be celebrating the singular achievement of Lynn Nottage who has amassed an inspiring body of work, and whose future plays we very much look forward to. We hope that this support will be of great assistance as she continues to write for the theater."

The Board of Directors of The Harold and Mimi Steinberg Charitable Trust established an Advisory Committee of prominent theater professionals responsible for establishing the criteria for the Steinberg Playwright Awards, as well as the nomination and selection process. The current members of the Advisory Committee are Susan Booth, Artistic Director of the ALLIANCE THEATRE; Polly Carl, Director of Artistic Development, Steppenwolf Theatre Company; David Emmes, Producing Artistic Director, South Coast Repertory; Oskar Eustis, Artistic Director, The Public Theater; Todd London, Artistic Director of New Dramatists; playwright Eduardo Machado; and Lynne Meadow, Artistic Director, Manhattan Theatre Club.

The members of the Board of Directors of The Harold and Mimi Steinberg Charitable Trust are Carole A. Krumland, James D. Steinberg, Michael A. Steinberg, Seth M. Weingarten and William D. Zabel.

Photo Credit: Peter James Zielinski

Photo Coverage: Davis, Olivo et al. Honor Nottage with Steinberg Playwright Prize

 

Photo Coverage: Davis, Olivo et al. Honor Nottage with Steinberg Playwright Prize
Elliot Fox

Photo Coverage: Davis, Olivo et al. Honor Nottage with Steinberg Playwright Prize
Seth Weingarten

Photo Coverage: Davis, Olivo et al. Honor Nottage with Steinberg Playwright Prize
David Adjmi, 2009 Recipient

Photo Coverage: Davis, Olivo et al. Honor Nottage with Steinberg Playwright Prize
William D. Zabel; James Steinberg

 

Photo Coverage: Davis, Olivo et al. Honor Nottage with Steinberg Playwright Prize
Bruce Norris, 2009 Recipient

Photo Coverage: Davis, Olivo et al. Honor Nottage with Steinberg Playwright Prize
Gregory Jbara and Hazen Cuyler

Photo Coverage: Davis, Olivo et al. Honor Nottage with Steinberg Playwright Prize
Philip Himberg

Photo Coverage: Davis, Olivo et al. Honor Nottage with Steinberg Playwright Prize
Kimberly Hebert Gregory and Anika Noni Rose

 

Photo Coverage: Davis, Olivo et al. Honor Nottage with Steinberg Playwright Prize
Carole Krumland

Photo Coverage: Davis, Olivo et al. Honor Nottage with Steinberg Playwright Prize
Lynn Nottage

Photo Coverage: Davis, Olivo et al. Honor Nottage with Steinberg Playwright Prize
Lynn Nottage

Photo Coverage: Davis, Olivo et al. Honor Nottage with Steinberg Playwright Prize
Lynn Nottage and Russell Hornsby

Photo Coverage: Davis, Olivo et al. Honor Nottage with Steinberg Playwright Prize
Oskar Eustis and Eisa Davis

Photo Coverage: Davis, Olivo et al. Honor Nottage with Steinberg Playwright Prize
Lynn Nottage, Carole Krumland, William D. Zabel, James Steinberg

Photo Coverage: Davis, Olivo et al. Honor Nottage with Steinberg Playwright Prize
Lynn Nottage and Anika Noni Rose

 

Photo Coverage: Davis, Olivo et al. Honor Nottage with Steinberg Playwright Prize
Condola Rashad and Quincy Tyler Bernstein

Photo Coverage: Davis, Olivo et al. Honor Nottage with Steinberg Playwright Prize
Dana Tyler

Photo Coverage: Davis, Olivo et al. Honor Nottage with Steinberg Playwright Prize
Michael Steinberg, Lynn Nottage, Carole Krumland and James Steinberg (Steinberg Family)

Photo Coverage: Davis, Olivo et al. Honor Nottage with Steinberg Playwright Prize
Diana Son

Photo Coverage: Davis, Olivo et al. Honor Nottage with Steinberg Playwright Prize
Douglas Aibel; Veronica Bainbridge

 

Photo Coverage: Davis, Olivo et al. Honor Nottage with Steinberg Playwright Prize
Andre Bishop

Photo Coverage: Davis, Olivo et al. Honor Nottage with Steinberg Playwright Prize
Daniel Breaker, Colman Domingo and Charles Randolph-Wright

Photo Coverage: Davis, Olivo et al. Honor Nottage with Steinberg Playwright Prize
Viola Davis

Photo Coverage: Davis, Olivo et al. Honor Nottage with Steinberg Playwright Prize
Lynn Nottage

Photo Coverage: Davis, Olivo et al. Honor Nottage with Steinberg Playwright Prize
Todd London

Photo Coverage: Davis, Olivo et al. Honor Nottage with Steinberg Playwright Prize
Viola Davis, Russell Hornsby

Photo Coverage: Davis, Olivo et al. Honor Nottage with Steinberg Playwright Prize

Photo Coverage: Davis, Olivo et al. Honor Nottage with Steinberg Playwright Prize
Condola Rashad; Quincy Tyler Bernstine

Photo Coverage: Davis, Olivo et al. Honor Nottage with Steinberg Playwright Prize
Anika Noni Rose, Kimberly Herbert Gregory

Photo Coverage: Davis, Olivo et al. Honor Nottage with Steinberg Playwright Prize
James Steinberg

Photo Coverage: Davis, Olivo et al. Honor Nottage with Steinberg Playwright Prize
James Steinberg, Lynn Nottage


 Photo Coverage: Davis, Olivo et al. Honor Nottage with Steinberg Playwright Prize
Lynn Nottage

Photo Coverage: Davis, Olivo et al. Honor Nottage with Steinberg Playwright Prize
Lynn Nottage

Photo Coverage: Davis, Olivo et al. Honor Nottage with Steinberg Playwright Prize
Lynn Nottage

Photo Coverage: Davis, Olivo et al. Honor Nottage with Steinberg Playwright Prize

Photo Coverage: Davis, Olivo et al. Honor Nottage with Steinberg Playwright Prize

Photo Coverage: Davis, Olivo et al. Honor Nottage with Steinberg Playwright Prize

Photo Coverage: Davis, Olivo et al. Honor Nottage with Steinberg Playwright Prize
Hazen Cuyler and Gregory Jbara

 

Photo Coverage: Davis, Olivo et al. Honor Nottage with Steinberg Playwright Prize
Douglas Aibel, Daniel Breaker, Kevin Mambo, Charles Randolph-Wright 

Photo Coverage: Davis, Olivo et al. Honor Nottage with Steinberg Playwright Prize
Lynn Nottage, Kimberly Herbert Gregory

Photo Coverage: Davis, Olivo et al. Honor Nottage with Steinberg Playwright Prize
Lynn Nottage, Charles Randolph-Wright 

Photo Coverage: Davis, Olivo et al. Honor Nottage with Steinberg Playwright Prize
Lynn Nottage

Photo Coverage: Davis, Olivo et al. Honor Nottage with Steinberg Playwright Prize
Lynn Nottage 

Photo Coverage: Davis, Olivo et al. Honor Nottage with Steinberg Playwright Prize
Lynn Nottage, Carole Krumland

Photo Coverage: Davis, Olivo et al. Honor Nottage with Steinberg Playwright Prize
Lynn Nottage and Viola Davis

 

Photo Coverage: Davis, Olivo et al. Honor Nottage with Steinberg Playwright Prize

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Peter James Zielinski As an Equity actor, Peter is photographing the industry from the inside out. He has performed in numerous shows regionally, sung a duet with Richard Chamberlain in the National Tour of "Scrooge," and starred in "The Zoo Project" which premiered at the Cannes Film Festival. When not on stage, he can be found photographing headshots and live theatre in NYC, Chicago and LA. As an Adobe Certified Expert in Photoshop, he also acts as a retouching artist for photographers city-wide. For more information, please visit: http://www.pjzstudios.com


 
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