Photo Coverage: Sally Field Hands Out the First Ever Sundance Institute Tennessee Williams Award

Sundance Institute just presented playwright and Sundance Institute Theatre Lab alum Branden Jacobs-Jenkins with the first-ever Tennessee Williams Award from the Institute's Theatre Program, which supports the development of new work for the stage. Sundance Institute Emeritus Trustee Sally Field presented the honor and accompanying $10,000 grant at the Celebrate Sundance Institute benefit for its Theatre Program last night at Stephan Weiss Studio in Greenwich Village.

BroadwayWorld was there for the festivities and you can check out who was there to celebrate below!

The event also included musical selections from The Sundance Institute-supported, much-anticipated new musical Fun Home by Lisa Kron and Jeanine Tesori, featuring performances by Maggie Gyllenhaal, Judy Kuhn, David Hyde Pierce and others.

Branden Jacobs-Jenkins is a Brooklyn-based playwright and dramaturg. His newest play, Appropriate, premieres at the Humana Festival in March 2013. His other work has been seen at The Public Theatre, PS122, Soho Rep, The Matrix Theatre in Los Angeles, Mixed Blood Theatre in Minneapolis, CompanyOne in Boston, Theater Bielefeld in Bielefeld, Germany and The National Theatre in London. He is Usual Suspect and a former New York Theatre Workshop Playwriting fellow, an alum of the Soho Rep Writers/Directors Lab, Public Theater Emerging Writers Group, and Ars Nova Playgroup. His honors include a Princess Grace Award, the Dorothy Strelsin Playwriting Fellowship, the Paula Vogel Award, and a fellowship in playwriting from the New York Foundation for the Arts. He holds an M.A. in Performance Studies from NYU and is working on commissions from Lincoln Center Theater/LCT3 and Yale Repertory Theater.

Visit the events site at www.sundance.org/celebrateNY.

Photo Credit: Kevin Thomas Garcia

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Photo Coverage: Sally Field Hands Out the First Ever Sundance Institute Tennessee Williams Award
Branden Jacobs-Jenkins and Sally Field

Photo Coverage: Sally Field Hands Out the First Ever Sundance Institute Tennessee Williams Award
Keri Putnam, Branden Jacobs-Jenkins, Sally Field, Philip Himberg and Christopher Hibma

Photo Coverage: Sally Field Hands Out the First Ever Sundance Institute Tennessee Williams Award
Janice Paran

Photo Coverage: Sally Field Hands Out the First Ever Sundance Institute Tennessee Williams Award
Pat Mitchell and Donna Karen

Photo Coverage: Sally Field Hands Out the First Ever Sundance Institute Tennessee Williams Award
Billy Magnussen

Photo Coverage: Sally Field Hands Out the First Ever Sundance Institute Tennessee Williams Award
Laura Irion, Kendal Hartse, Cody Williams, Stephanie Gibson and Kristine Bendul

Photo Coverage: Sally Field Hands Out the First Ever Sundance Institute Tennessee Williams Award
Chantel Riley

Photo Coverage: Sally Field Hands Out the First Ever Sundance Institute Tennessee Williams Award

Photo Coverage: Sally Field Hands Out the First Ever Sundance Institute Tennessee Williams Award
Celina Carvajal

Photo Coverage: Sally Field Hands Out the First Ever Sundance Institute Tennessee Williams Award
Rebecca Naomi Jones

Photo Coverage: Sally Field Hands Out the First Ever Sundance Institute Tennessee Williams Award
Michael Laurence

Photo Coverage: Sally Field Hands Out the First Ever Sundance Institute Tennessee Williams Award
Michael Winther

Photo Coverage: Sally Field Hands Out the First Ever Sundance Institute Tennessee Williams Award
Chris Lowell

Photo Coverage: Sally Field Hands Out the First Ever Sundance Institute Tennessee Williams Award
Maggie Gyllenhaal and her Mother

Photo Coverage: Sally Field Hands Out the First Ever Sundance Institute Tennessee Williams Award
Maggie Gyllenhaal

Photo Coverage: Sally Field Hands Out the First Ever Sundance Institute Tennessee Williams Award
Trip Cullman

Photo Coverage: Sally Field Hands Out the First Ever Sundance Institute Tennessee Williams Award
David Garrison

Photo Coverage: Sally Field Hands Out the First Ever Sundance Institute Tennessee Williams Award
Rachel Bay Jones and Benim Foster

Photo Coverage: Sally Field Hands Out the First Ever Sundance Institute Tennessee Williams Award
Claybourne Elder

Photo Coverage: Sally Field Hands Out the First Ever Sundance Institute Tennessee Williams Award
Benj Pasek and Branden Jacobs-Jenkins

Photo Coverage: Sally Field Hands Out the First Ever Sundance Institute Tennessee Williams Award
Nikki James

Photo Coverage: Sally Field Hands Out the First Ever Sundance Institute Tennessee Williams Award
Liesl Tommy

Photo Coverage: Sally Field Hands Out the First Ever Sundance Institute Tennessee Williams Award
Cherry Jones

Photo Coverage: Sally Field Hands Out the First Ever Sundance Institute Tennessee Williams Award
Cherry Jones and David Hyde Pierce

Photo Coverage: Sally Field Hands Out the First Ever Sundance Institute Tennessee Williams Award
David Hyde Pierce

Photo Coverage: Sally Field Hands Out the First Ever Sundance Institute Tennessee Williams Award
Judith Light

Photo Coverage: Sally Field Hands Out the First Ever Sundance Institute Tennessee Williams Award
Judith Light

Photo Coverage: Sally Field Hands Out the First Ever Sundance Institute Tennessee Williams Award
Nathan Lee Graham

Photo Coverage: Sally Field Hands Out the First Ever Sundance Institute Tennessee Williams Award
Kenneth Cole and Donna Karen

Photo Coverage: Sally Field Hands Out the First Ever Sundance Institute Tennessee Williams Award
Donna Karen

Photo Coverage: Sally Field Hands Out the First Ever Sundance Institute Tennessee Williams Award
Kenneth Cole

Photo Coverage: Sally Field Hands Out the First Ever Sundance Institute Tennessee Williams Award
Karen Mason

Photo Coverage: Sally Field Hands Out the First Ever Sundance Institute Tennessee Williams Award
Lucas Steele

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