Photo Coverage: Dominique Morisseau Receives 2014 Edward M. Kennedy Prize For Drama
Just last night, Columbia University, Ambassador Jean Kennedy Smith and Tony Kushner honored the winners of the 2014 Edward M. Kennedy Prize for Drama Inspired by American History with a program and reception at Columbia University. The winner of the 2014 Kennedy Prize is Dominique Morisseau for Detroit '67. Morisseau received a cash award of $100,000. The event honoring her work featured remarks by Carlos Alonso, Dean of the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences; Tony Kushner, Edward M. Kennedy, Jr., Patrick Kennedy, Ambassador Jean Kennedy Smith, and the winning playwright. BroadwayWorld brings you photos from the special night below!
Detroit '67 received its world premiere at The Public Theater in New York, NY on March 12, 2013 and was presented in association with the Classical Theater of Harlem and the National Black Theater. Prior to that, it was developed with the assistance of The Public Theater as well as The Lark Play Development Center, New York City.
The Kennedy Prize contributes to an elevation of the standards of precision, intellectual rigor and seriousness with which dramatic literature is approached by theater artists, audiences, educators, students and critics. Ambassador Smith, in honor of her late brother, hopes that the prize will galvanize a new and vigorous exploration of American history and the institutions of American politics among dramatists and creators of musical theater. To learn more, visit http://kennedyprize.columbia.edu/.Photo CRedit: Jennifer Broski