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Photo: JACKIE SIBBLIES DRURY & LAUREN YEE (2019 STEINBERG PLAYWRIGHT AWARDS HONOREES)

The Harold & Mimi Steinberg Charitable Trust Honored Jackie Sibblies Drury (US Playwright) and Lauren Yee (US Playwright)

with The 2019 Steinberg Playwright Awards on Its Annual Gala in The Big Apple!

NEW YORK,NY(SMI-ENTERTAINMENT,01.13.20)-The Harold & Mimi Steinberg charitable trust celebrated its annual Playwright Awards gala-honoring Jackie Sibblies Drury (US Playwright) and Lauren Yee(US Playwright) with the 2019 Steinberg Playwright Awards at the Mitzie E. Newhouse Theater, Lincoln Center in New York City.

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.

The 2019 Steinberg Playwright Awards Honoree were:

Jackie Sibblies Drury (US Playwright) & Lauren Yee (US Playwright)

Notable attendees included:

Honorees Jackie Sibblies Drury and Lauren Yee with 2019 Steinberg

Playwright Awards. 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 …..