Lynn Nottage

Pulitzer Prize Winning Playwright and Screenwriter

Lynn Nottage is the first female playwright to win the Pulitzer for Drama twice. Last July, This is Reading, her mixed-media installation involving theater, film, dance and visual art, ran for 18 performances and was presented free of charge in downtown Reading.

Her plays have been produced widely in the United States and throughout the world. They include Sweat (Pulitzer Prize), By The Way, Meet Vera Stark (Lily Award, Drama Desk Nomination), Ruined (Pulitzer Prize, OBIE, Lucille Lortel, New York Drama Critics’ Circle, Drama Desk, Outer Critics Circle Award and Audelco), Intimate Apparel (American Theatre Critics and New York Drama Critics’ Circle Awards for Best Play), Fabulation, or The Re-Education of Undine (OBIE Award), Crumbs from the Table of Joy, Las Meninas, Mud, River, Stone, Por’knockers and POOF!. She is working with composer Ricky Ian Gordon on adapting her play Intimate Apparel into an opera (commissioned by The Met/LCT).

Co-founder of the production company, Market Road Films, Nottage has developed original projects for HBO, Sidney Kimmel Entertainment, Showtime, This is That and Harpo.

She is a board member for Theatre Communications Group, BRIC Arts Media Bklyn, Donor Direct Action, Second Stage, The New Black Fest, and the Dramatists Guild, and recently completed a three-year term as an artist trustee on the Board of the Sundance Institute.

A graduate of Brown University and the Yale School of Drama, where she has been a faculty member since 2001, Nottage was named to Variety’s 2017 Women’s Impact Report.