Pulitzer Prize Playwright Nottage to Speak Feb. 10

January 3, 2022
By Larry Isch
Posted in About
Lynn Nottage

University of the Ozarks will present two-time Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright and screenwriter Lynn Nottage on Thursday, Feb. 10, 2022.

Nottage will give a talk at 7 p.m. in the Walton Fine Arts Center as part of the University’s 2021-22 Walton Arts & Ideas Series. The event is open to the public and there is no charge for admission. Masks must be worn throughout the event.

Because of Covid protocols, seating will be limited and tickets are required for entrance. Tickets can be reserved at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/lynn-nottage-tickets-253242484087?aff=ebdssbcitybrowse

Nottage is the first woman in history to win two Pulitzer Prizes for Drama. Nottage, whose work often deals with the lives of marginalized people,  won the Pulitzer Prize for Drama in 2009 for “Ruined,” and again in 2017 for “Sweat.” She was included in Time magazine’s 100 Most Influential People in 2019.

Her plays have been produced widely in the United States and throughout the world. Her recent work includes “Floyd’s” and the musical adaptation of “The Secret Life of Bees.” Her plays also include, “Sweat,” “Mlima’s Tale,” “By the Way,” “Meet Vera Stark,” “Ruined,” “Intimate Apparel,” “Fabulation, or the Re-Education of Undine,” “Crumbs from the Table of Joy” and “POOF!” She has also developed This is Reading, a performance installation at the Franklin Street, Reading Railroad Station in Reading, PA.  She was also a writer and producer on the first season of Netflix series, “She’s Gotta Have It,” directed by Spike Lee.

Nottage is an associate professor at Columbia University School of the Arts, and the recipient of a MacArthur “Genius Grant” Fellowship, Steinberg “Mimi” Distinguished Playwright Award and the Doris Duke Artists Award, among others. She is a member of the Dramatists Guild. Among her upcoming projects are an opera adaptation of “Intimate Apparel” and the musical “MJ,” featuring the music of Michael Jackson, to premiere on Broadway.

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