Breaking: A STRANGE LOOP Wins the 2020 Pulitzer Prize for Drama
It was just announced by Pulitzer Prize Administrator Dana Canedy that Michael R. Jackson's A Strange Loop has officially won the 2020 Pulitzer Prize for Drama. This year's finalists included: Will Arbery's Heroes of the Fourth Turning and David Henry Hwang and Jeanine Tesori's Soft Power.
A Strange Loop plays at Playwrights Horizons in summer 2019. The play explores the thoughts of Usher, a black, queer writer working a job he hates while writing his original musical: a piece about a black, queer writer, working a job he hates while writing his original musical. This blistering, momentous new musical follows a young artist at war with a host of demons-not least of which are the punishing thoughts in his own head-in an attempt to capture and understand his own strange loop.
This announcement marks the 104th year of the Prizes. For more information on this year's and all past years' winners and finalists, please visit http://www.Pulitzer.org.
Past winners include:
2019- Fairview, by Jackie Sibblies Drury
2018- Cost of Living, by Martyna Majok
2017- Sweat, by Lynn Nottage
2016- Hamilton, by Lin-Manuel Miranda
2015- Between Riverside and Crazy, by Stephen Adly Guirgis
2014- The Flick, by Annie Baker
2013- Disgraced, by Ayad Akhtar
2012- Water by the Spoonful, by Quiara Alegría Hudes
2011- Clybourne Park, by Bruce Norris
2009- Ruined, by Lynn Nottage
2008- August: Osage County, by Tracy Letts
2007- Rabbit Hole, by David Lindsay-Abaire
2005- Doubt, a parable, by John Patrick Shanley
2004- I Am My Own Wife, by Doug Wright
2003- Anna in the Tropics, by Nilo Cruz
2002- Topdog/Underdog, by Suzan-Lori Parks
2001- Proof, by David Auburn
2000- Dinner With Friends, by Donald Margulies
1999- Wit, by Margaret Edson
1998- How I Learned to Drive, by Paula Vogel
1996- Rent, by Jonathan Larson
1995- The Young Man From Atlanta, by Horton Foote
1994- Three Tall Women, by Edward Albee
1993- Angels in America: Millennium Approaches, by Tony Kushner
1992- The Kentucky Cycle, by Robert Schenkkan
1991- Lost in Yonkers, by Neil Simon
1990- The Piano Lesson, by August Wilson
1989- The Heidi Chronicles, by Wendy Wasserstein
1988- Driving Miss Daisy, by Alfred Uhry
1987- Fences, by August Wilson
1984- Glengarry Glen Ross, by David Mamet
1983- Night, Mother, by Marsha Norman
1982- A Soldier's Play, by Charles Fuller
1981- Crimes of the Heart, by Beth Henley
1980- Talley's Folly, by Lanford Wilson
1979- Buried Child, by Sam Shepard
1978- The Gin Game, by Donald L. Coburn
1977- The Shadow Box, by Michael Cristofer
1976- A Chorus Line, by Michael Bennett
1975- Seascape, by Edward Albee
1973- That Championship Season, by Jason Miller
1971- The Effect of Gamma Rays on Man-In-The-Moon Marigolds, by Paul Zindel
1970- No Place To Be Somebody, by Charles Gordone
1969- The Great White Hope, by Howard Sackler
1967- A Delicate Balance, by Edward Albee
1965- The Subject Was Roses, by Frank D. Gilroy
1961- All The Way Home, by Tad Mosel
1959- J. B., by Archibald MacLeish
1958- Look Homeward, Angel, by Ketti Frings
1957- Long Day's Journey Into Night, by Eugene O'Neill
1955- Cat on A Hot Tin Roof, by Tennessee Williams
1954- The Teahouse of the August Moon, by John Patrick
1953- Picnic, by William Inge
1952- The Shrike, by Joseph Kramm
1949- Death of a Salesman, by Arthur Miller
1948- A Streetcar Named Desire, by Tennessee Williams
1945- Harvey, by Mary Chase
1943- The Skin of Our Teeth, by Thornton Wilder
1941- There Shall Be No Night, by Robert E. Sherwood
1940- The Time of Your Life, by William Saroyan
1939- Abe Lincoln in Illinois, by Robert E. Sherwood
1938- Our Town, by Thornton Wilder
1936- Idiots Delight, by Robert E. Sherwood
1935- The Old Maid, by Zoe Akins
1934- Men in White, by Sidney Kingsley
1933- Both Your Houses, by Maxwell Anderson
1931- Alison's House, by Susan Glaspell
1930- The Green Pastures, by Marc Connelly
1929- Street Scene, by Elmer L. Rice
1928- Strange Interlude, by Eugene O'Neill
1927- In Abraham's Bosom, by Paul Green
1926- Craig's Wife, by George Kelly
1925- They Knew What They Wanted, by Sidney Howard
1924- Hell-Bent Fer Heaven, by Hatcher Hughes
1923- Icebound, by Owen Davis
1922- Anna Christie, by Eugene O'Neill
1921- Miss Lulu Bett, by Zona Gale
1920- Beyond the Horizon, by Eugene O'Neill
1918- Why Marry?, by Jesse Lynch Williams
Photo Credit: Julieta Cervantes
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