Shirley Lauro

The Radiant, NY premiere, winter, ‘13. World Premiere, ‘11 in FLA; TCG/Edgerton Foundation Award, Sloan Science Foundation commission and  their “Production Enhancement Grant.”
All Through the Night, NY premiere ‘10, “Joseph Jefferson” nomination: “Best New Chicago Play” in World Premiere.
A Piece of My Heart: NY premiere–Manhattan Theater Club;  listed 43rd among Goodreads’ “Best 150 Plays by American Authors.”  Named by Vietnam Vets, Inc., “Most enduring play in America on Vietnam.” Barbara Deming Award , Kittriedge Foundation Award, “ Susan Blackburn Prize(finalist).”
Open Admissions, Broadway:  1 Tony nomination, 2 Drama Desk nominations, a Theater World Award.  NY Times pick: among “10 Best Plays of the Year”, The Dramatists Guild’s Hull-Warriner Award.  TV adaptation starred Estelle Parsons and Jane Alexander.
Clarence Darrow’s Last Trial: Carbonell nomination, “Best New Play of the Year in Florida.”
Co-editor ‘09 : Political Plays by American Women — honoree  “NY Coalition of Professional Women Arts and Media”.

Major grants: The Guggenheim, 3 NEA’S, NY Found. for the Arts.
Major affiliations: Dramatists Guild Foundation; Ensemble Studio Theater; League of Professional Theater Women; Playwright’s Unit, Actors Studio; PEN; Writers Guild East, The Author’s Guild.

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