Pulitzer Goes to Clybourne Park
The 2011 Pulitzer Prize for Drama was awarded today to Clybourne Park by Bruce Norris. Cited as “a powerful work whose memorable characters speak in witty and perceptive ways to America’s sometimes toxic struggle with race and class consciousness,” the play (itself a riff on the legendary drama A Raisin in the Sun) premiered at Playwright’s Horizon last year and recently took the Olivier Award as Best New Play for its London production.
The committee also singled out Detroit by Lisa D’Amour and A Free Man of Color by John Guare as finalists for the Drama Prize. Check out the Pulitzer website for a complete list of award winners and finalists.