Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Monday, April 15th: Pulitzer Day

On Monday, around 3pm, we will find out if the Pulitzer committee has given an award for Drama.  Speculation has started as to possible plays/playwrights to recognize but as last year's award went to Quiara Alegria Hudes' Water By the Spoonful - which wasn't on anyone's radar - we assume anything is possible.  (Admittedly, New Yorkers seem miffed when a non-NY show wins this award.)  The winning play (or musical) has to have had a press opening during the calendar year 2012.

Here are are few titles we'd like to see considered:
  • 3C by David Adjmi
  • The Big Meal by Dan LeFranc 
  • The Great God Pan by Amy Herzog
  •  Mission Drift written by the TEAM in collaboration with Heather Christian and Sarah Gancher (oooooh -would they ever give a Pulitzer to a devised work?) 
  • Rapture, Blister, Burn  by Gina Gionfriddo 
  • Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike by Christopher Durang
  • We’re Gonna Die by Young Jean Lee
  • What Rhymes With America by Melissa James Gibson
Some other contenders are: 4,000 Miles also by Amy Herzog, The Whale by Samuel D. Hunter, and Disgraced by Avad Akhtar.  And of course this is just our NYC-biased list.

We shall know on Monday afternoon... 

UPDATE: Disgraced by Avad Akhtar wins 2012 Pulitzer Prize for Drama!: Read More Here 

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