6th Annual Lilly Awards Ceremony Set for June 1 at Playwrights Horizons
Rick Miramontez / Philip Carrubba
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE, PLEASE
6TH ANNUAL LILLY AWARDS CEREMONY
SET FOR MONDAY, JUNE 1st
AT PLAYWRIGHTS HORIZONS
TO CELEBRATE AND HONOR
WOMEN OF DISTINCTION IN THE AMERICAN THEATER
New York, NY — (April 21, 2015) The 6th Annual Lilly Awards Ceremony will be presented Monday, June 1, 2015 beginning at 5 p.m. at Playwrights Horizons (416 West 42nd Street) and hosted by writer and performer, Lisa Kron.
The Lilly Awards will honor the extraordinary contributions made to the American Theater by women, as well as announce the $25,000 Stacey Mindich Prize, which funds a new work by a female playwright, and the Leah Ryan Prize, which awards an annual cash prize to an emerging woman playwright and produces a reading of the winning play in New York City.
Over 100 theater professionals were asked for their nominations for the 2016 honorees. The presenters and winners will be announced shortly.
Following the ceremony, guests and honorees will attend a cocktail reception at the West Bank Cafe (407 West 42nd Street).
The Lilly Awards were started in the Spring of 2010 as a way to honor the work of women in the American Theater. The founders of The Lillys are Julia Jordan, Marsha Norman and Theresa Rebeck. The awards are named for Lillian Hellman, a pioneering American playwright who famously said “You need to write like the devil and act like one too when necessary.”
Previous winners who have won the Lilly Award include Mary Rogers, Dominique Morisseau, Kristen Anderson-Lopez, Jeanine Tesori, Liesl Tommy, Kelli O’Hara, Pam MacKinnon, Leigh Silverman, Anne Kauffman, Sarah Ruhl, Kristin Chenoweth, Annie Baker, Susan Stroman, Lynn Ahrens, Tina Fallon, Amy Herzog, Nina Arianda, Diane Paulus, Katori Hall, Tina Howe, Estella Parsons, Lynne Meadow, Ntozake Shange, Jessica Hecht and Lois Smith.
For additional information about the Lilly Awards (including a list of all past recipients), visit www.thelillyawards.org.
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