Photo Coverage: Suzan-Lori Parks Honored with 2018 Steinberg Distinguished Playwright Award

Yesterday, December 3, Suzan-Lori Parks was honored with 2018 Steinberg Distinguished Playwright Award.

In attendance were Brandon J. Dirden, Amari Cheaton, Crystal Dickinson, Roslyn Ruff, Molly Smith (Arena Stage), Oskar Eustis (Public Theatre), Jim Steinberg; and others.

BroadwayWorld was there, and you can check out the photos below!

The Steinberg Distinguished Playwright Award is presented biennially to honor and encourage the artistic excellence and achievement of an American playwright whose body of work has made significant contributions to the American theatre. The recipient of the Steinberg Distinguished Playwright Award receives a cash award of $200,000.

The Harold and Mimi Steinberg Charitable Trust was created by Harold Steinberg in 1986 in his name and the name of his late wife, Miriam. The Trust's primary mission is to support and promote the American theater as a vital part of our culture by nurturing American playwrights, encouraging the development and production of new American plays, and by providing significant support to theater companies across the country.

Suzan-Lori Parks was named one of TIME magazine's "100 Innovators for the Next New Wave," and is the first African American woman to receive the Pulitzer Prize in Drama for her play Topdog/Underdog. She is a MacArthur "Genius Grant" prize recipient and she's also received The Gish Prize for Excellence in the Arts. Broadway credits include: The Gershwins' Porgy and Bess which was awarded the Tony Award for Best Revival of a Musical and Topdog/Underdog, which starred Jeffrey Wright and Mos Def and was directed by George C. Wolfe. The play received a Tony Nomination and recently was named by the New York Times as the most important American play within the last 25 years. Other plays include: In The Blood (Pulitzer Prize finalist), Fucking A, The Death of The Last Black Man In The Whole Entire World aka The Negro Book Of The Dead and more recently Father Comes Home From The Wars (parts 1,2&3) (Pulitzer Prize Finalist).

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Photo Coverage: Suzan-Lori Parks Honored with 2018 Steinberg Distinguished Playwright Award
James D. Steinberg

Photo Coverage: Suzan-Lori Parks Honored with 2018 Steinberg Distinguished Playwright Award
James D. Steinberg

Photo Coverage: Suzan-Lori Parks Honored with 2018 Steinberg Distinguished Playwright Award
Lori Steinberg, James D. Steinberg

Photo Coverage: Suzan-Lori Parks Honored with 2018 Steinberg Distinguished Playwright Award
Lori Steinberg, James D. Steinberg

Photo Coverage: Suzan-Lori Parks Honored with 2018 Steinberg Distinguished Playwright Award
Branden Jacobs-Jenkins

Photo Coverage: Suzan-Lori Parks Honored with 2018 Steinberg Distinguished Playwright Award
Branden Jacobs-Jenkins

Photo Coverage: Suzan-Lori Parks Honored with 2018 Steinberg Distinguished Playwright Award
Amari Cheatom

Photo Coverage: Suzan-Lori Parks Honored with 2018 Steinberg Distinguished Playwright Award
Amari Cheatom

Photo Coverage: Suzan-Lori Parks Honored with 2018 Steinberg Distinguished Playwright Award
Roslyn Ruff

Photo Coverage: Suzan-Lori Parks Honored with 2018 Steinberg Distinguished Playwright Award
Roslyn Ruff

Photo Coverage: Suzan-Lori Parks Honored with 2018 Steinberg Distinguished Playwright Award
Crystal A. Dickinson

Photo Coverage: Suzan-Lori Parks Honored with 2018 Steinberg Distinguished Playwright Award
Crystal A. Dickinson

Photo Coverage: Suzan-Lori Parks Honored with 2018 Steinberg Distinguished Playwright Award
Brandon J. Dirden

Photo Coverage: Suzan-Lori Parks Honored with 2018 Steinberg Distinguished Playwright Award
Brandon J. Dirden

Photo Coverage: Suzan-Lori Parks Honored with 2018 Steinberg Distinguished Playwright Award
Suzan-Lori Parks

Photo Coverage: Suzan-Lori Parks Honored with 2018 Steinberg Distinguished Playwright Award
Suzan-Lori Parks

Photo Coverage: Suzan-Lori Parks Honored with 2018 Steinberg Distinguished Playwright Award
Christian Konopka, Suzan-Lori Parks

Photo Coverage: Suzan-Lori Parks Honored with 2018 Steinberg Distinguished Playwright Award
Christian Konopka, Suzan-Lori Parks

Photo Coverage: Suzan-Lori Parks Honored with 2018 Steinberg Distinguished Playwright Award
Oskar Eustis, Brandon J. Dirden, Crystal A. Dickinson, Roslyn Ruff, Suzan-Lori Parks, Amari Cheatom, Christian Konopka

Photo Coverage: Suzan-Lori Parks Honored with 2018 Steinberg Distinguished Playwright Award
J.T. Rogers

Photo Coverage: Suzan-Lori Parks Honored with 2018 Steinberg Distinguished Playwright Award
J.T. Rogers

Photo Coverage: Suzan-Lori Parks Honored with 2018 Steinberg Distinguished Playwright Award
Ted Krumland, Carole Krumland

Photo Coverage: Suzan-Lori Parks Honored with 2018 Steinberg Distinguished Playwright Award
Ted Krumland, Carole Krumland

Photo Coverage: Suzan-Lori Parks Honored with 2018 Steinberg Distinguished Playwright Award
Mirirai Sithole

Photo Coverage: Suzan-Lori Parks Honored with 2018 Steinberg Distinguished Playwright Award
Mirirai Sithole

Photo Coverage: Suzan-Lori Parks Honored with 2018 Steinberg Distinguished Playwright Award
Amelia Workman

Photo Coverage: Suzan-Lori Parks Honored with 2018 Steinberg Distinguished Playwright Award
Amelia Workman

Photo Coverage: Suzan-Lori Parks Honored with 2018 Steinberg Distinguished Playwright Award
Brian Selznick, Rebecca Taichman

Photo Coverage: Suzan-Lori Parks Honored with 2018 Steinberg Distinguished Playwright Award
Brian Selznick, Rebecca Taichman

Photo Coverage: Suzan-Lori Parks Honored with 2018 Steinberg Distinguished Playwright Award
William DeMeritt

Photo Coverage: Suzan-Lori Parks Honored with 2018 Steinberg Distinguished Playwright Award
William DeMeritt

Photo Coverage: Suzan-Lori Parks Honored with 2018 Steinberg Distinguished Playwright Award
Maria Dizzia

Photo Coverage: Suzan-Lori Parks Honored with 2018 Steinberg Distinguished Playwright Award
Maria Dizzia

Photo Coverage: Suzan-Lori Parks Honored with 2018 Steinberg Distinguished Playwright Award
Neil Pepe

Photo Coverage: Suzan-Lori Parks Honored with 2018 Steinberg Distinguished Playwright Award
Neil Pepe

Photo Coverage: Suzan-Lori Parks Honored with 2018 Steinberg Distinguished Playwright Award
Donovan Mitchell

Photo Coverage: Suzan-Lori Parks Honored with 2018 Steinberg Distinguished Playwright Award
Donovan Mitchell

Photo Coverage: Suzan-Lori Parks Honored with 2018 Steinberg Distinguished Playwright Award
Peter Romano

Photo Coverage: Suzan-Lori Parks Honored with 2018 Steinberg Distinguished Playwright Award
Peter Romano

Photo Coverage: Suzan-Lori Parks Honored with 2018 Steinberg Distinguished Playwright Award
Lee Daniels

Photo Coverage: Suzan-Lori Parks Honored with 2018 Steinberg Distinguished Playwright Award
Lee Daniels

Photo Coverage: Suzan-Lori Parks Honored with 2018 Steinberg Distinguished Playwright Award
Elz Cuya Jones, Russell G. Jones

Photo Coverage: Suzan-Lori Parks Honored with 2018 Steinberg Distinguished Playwright Award
Elz Cuya Jones, Russell G. Jones

Photo Coverage: Suzan-Lori Parks Honored with 2018 Steinberg Distinguished Playwright Award
Seth M. Weingarten and guest

Photo Coverage: Suzan-Lori Parks Honored with 2018 Steinberg Distinguished Playwright Award
Seth M. Weingarten and guest

Photo Coverage: Suzan-Lori Parks Honored with 2018 Steinberg Distinguished Playwright Award
Amari Cheatom, Reynaldo Piniella, Patrena Murray, Amelia Workman, David Ryan Smith, Mirirai Sithole, Julian Rozzell, Jr., Roslyn Ruff, William DeMeritt, Suzan-Lori Parks

Photo Coverage: Suzan-Lori Parks Honored with 2018 Steinberg Distinguished Playwright Award
Suzan-Lori Parks, Lee Daniels

Photo Coverage: Suzan-Lori Parks Honored with 2018 Steinberg Distinguished Playwright Award
Suzan-Lori Parks, Lee Daniels

Photo Coverage: Suzan-Lori Parks Honored with 2018 Steinberg Distinguished Playwright Award
Louis Cancelmi

Photo Coverage: Suzan-Lori Parks Honored with 2018 Steinberg Distinguished Playwright Award
Louis Cancelmi

Photo Coverage: Suzan-Lori Parks Honored with 2018 Steinberg Distinguished Playwright Award
Alfonso Johnson, Gillian Glasco

Photo Coverage: Suzan-Lori Parks Honored with 2018 Steinberg Distinguished Playwright Award
Alfonso Johnson, Gillian Glasco

Photo Coverage: Suzan-Lori Parks Honored with 2018 Steinberg Distinguished Playwright Award
Suzan-Lori Parks and the Steinberg family

Photo Coverage: Suzan-Lori Parks Honored with 2018 Steinberg Distinguished Playwright Award
Michael A. Steinberg, Suzan-Lori Parks, Joan Steinberg

Photo Coverage: Suzan-Lori Parks Honored with 2018 Steinberg Distinguished Playwright Award
Michael A. Steinberg, Joan Steinberg

Photo Coverage: Suzan-Lori Parks Honored with 2018 Steinberg Distinguished Playwright Award
Michael A. Steinberg, Joan Steinberg

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