Signature Theatre Remembers 2008-09 Playwright-in-Residence Leslie Lee

Lee received several awards during his career, including the Arthur Miller Outstanding Playwright's Award from the University of Michigan, the National Black Theater Festival August Wilson Playwriting Award, the Isabelle Strickland Award for Excellence in the Field of the Arts, and the Joe A. Callahan Award. He received a Rockefeller Foundation Playwriting Fellowship, a Shubert Foundation Playwriting Grant, and a Mississippi TV Award. He received special mention for an award among Black Film-Makers. He was honored with The Knights of Columbus and Kappa Alpha Psi Awards, and on the Bushfire Theatre of Performing Arts Walk of Fame. Mr. Lee was named a Kentucky Colonel. Most recently his career was celebrated by two Audelco Awards and the NAACP Image Award.

Funeral Services will be held at Saints Memorial Baptist Church in Bryn Mawr, PA. A Memorial Service Celebration will be held at Signature Theatre in New York City. Both dates are to be announced.

Photo by RD/Leon/Retna Ltd.

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