Playwriting Award to David Henry Hwang

August 27, 2012

Tony Award winner David Henry Hwang won the $200,000 Steinberg award for playwriting, considered the most generous prize in theater. He said the award will allow him to focus primarily on writing plays. He is finishing a new work inspired by the life of Bruce Lee, “Kung Fu,” which will be staged Off Broadway in fall 2013, and is also working on a film adaptation of his play Chinglish which was performed both in Chicago and New York. The prestigious Steinberg award, created in 2008 to honor established, midcareer, and emerging playwrights is given every other year. Tony Kushner (Angels in America) won it  in 2008 and Lynn Nottage (Ruined) in 2010. Read the article in today’s New York Times.


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