Monday, April 16, 2012

Hartford Stage -Commissioned 'Water By The Spoonful' Wins Pulitzer for Drama

Water By The Spoonful by Quiara Alegría Hudes, commissioned by Hartford Stage and the first play to  make it from the Aetna New Voices Fellowship to a fully staged production at the theater, has been awarded the 2012 Pulitzer prize for Drama.

Also nominated as finalists in this category were: Other Desert Cities, by Jon Robin Baitz, about an affluent California couple whose daughter has written a memoir that threatens to reveal family secrets about her dead brother; and "Sons of the Prophet," by Stephen Karam, about a Lebanese-American family that blends comedy and tragedy in its examination of how suffering capriciously rains down on some and not others.   

Water by the Spoonful, by the author of In the Heights, also was named a finalist this year for the American Theater Critics Association for The American Theatre Critics Association's Harold and Mimi Steinberg/American Theatre Critics Association New Play Award, recognizing playwrights for the best scripts that premiered professionally outside New York City during 2011.

For a review of the play click here. For a list of all the Pulitzer winners for 2012, visit http://www.pulitzer.org/.

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