Photo Coverage: The Stars Arrive at the Steinberg Playwrights Awards
Steinberg Playwright Awards took place Monday, January 13, 2020.
The evening honored Jackie Sibblies Drury and Lauren Yee with 2019 Steinberg Playwright Awards. Featuring appearances by: Joshua Kahan Brody, Hannah Cabell, Elaine Davis, Francis Jue, Abraham Kim, Jennifer Lim, Jane Lui, Joe Ngo, Natalia Payne, Courtney Reed, Jed Resnick, Luke Robertson, Roslyn Ruff, Kaneza Schaal, Heather Alicia Simms, and Moses Villarama; along with the Steinberg Playwright Awards Advisory Committee members Oskar Eustis, Sarah Lunnie, Lynne Meadow, Hana Sharif, Molly Smith, Kent Thompson, and Les Waters, Board of Trustees Susan Frunzi, Carole Krumland, Jim Steinberg, Michael Steinberg, Seth Weingarten, and William Zabel. Additional notable attendees include Gracie Gardner, Montego Glover, Lily Houghton, Kate Rockwell, Bess Wohl, and more.
Check out photos from the red carpet below!
The Steinberg Playwright Awards are presented biennially to playwrights in early and middle stages of their careers, who have distinctive and compelling voices, and whose current bodies of work exhibit exceptional talent and artistic excellence. The awards celebrate the accomplishments of some of the most gifted up-and-coming American playwrights and honor the promise they hold for the future of American theatre. Each recipient will receive a cash award of $50,000.
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.
Photo Credit: Genevieve Rafter Keddy
Lauren Yee (Honoree)
William Zabel (Board of Trustees)
Jackie Sibblies Drury (Honoree)
Oskar Eustis (Advisory Committee)