Photo Coverage: Kathleen Chalfant and Kate Mulgrew Host Vineyard Theatre's Emerging Artists Luncheon

Kathleen Chalfant and Kate Mulgrew just hosted the Vineyard Theatre's annual Emerging Artists Luncheon yesterday, Oct. 3 at the National Arts Club (15 Gramercy Park South) in Manhattan. The event featured the presentation of the 2013 Paula Vogel Playwriting Award to Christopher Chen, a San Francisco-based playwright whose works include THE HUNDRED FLOWERS PROJECT and other plays. Check out photos from the special event below!

Mr. Chen is the sixth recipient of the Paula Vogel Playwriting Award, named in honor of playwright and teacher Paula Vogel, whose plays HOW I LEARNED TO DRIVE (Pulitzer Prize for Drama) and THE LONG CHRISTMAS RIDE HOME premiered at The Vineyard. The residency-based award -- made possible through the generosity of the Tournesol Project -- comes with a cash prize and artistic support over the 2013-14 season.

Just last week, the recipient of the very first Paula Vogel Award -- Tarell Alvin McCraney in 2008 -- was selected for a MacArthur "Genius" Fellowship. Previous recipients of The Paula Vogel Playwriting Award are Erika Sheffer (2012), Branden Jacobs-Jenkins (2011), Kara Lee Corthron (2010) and Rajiv Joseph (2009).

This season, The Vineyard will produce the world premieres of the musical THE LANDING by John Kander and Greg Pierce, directed by Walter Bobbie and choreographed by Josh Rhodes, with a cast featuring David Hyde Pierce, Julia Murney, Paul Anthony Stewart and Frankie Seratch (previews begin October 3, opensOctober 23), and Nicky Silver's play TOO MUCH SUN, directed by Mark Brokaw, along with the New York premiere of the musical ARLINGTON by Polly Pen and Victor Lodato.

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Photo Credit: Kevin Thomas Garcia

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Kathleen Chalfont and Kate Mulgrew

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Greg Pierce

Sarah Stern, Christopher Chen and Douglas Albel

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