Paula Vogel to Receive Obie Award for Lifetime Achievement

Off-Broadway News   Paula Vogel to Receive Obie Award for Lifetime Achievement
 
The Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright will be honored for her body of work at the 2017 Awards this May.
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Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Paula Vogel will be honored with a Lifetime Achievement Award at the 62nd annual Obie Awards this May. The awards, which celebrate Off-Broadway theatre artists, will be held May 22 at Webster Hall at New York City.

Tickets to the 2017 Obie Awards can be purchased at ObieAwards.com.

Vogel, whose plays include How I Learned to Drive, Desdemona, A Play about a Handkerchief, The Oldest Profession, and A Civil War Christmas, recently made her Broadway debut with Indecent, a play with music that details the controversial reaction to Sholem Asch’s lesbian love story God of Vengeance, in 1923. Indecent began previews on Broadway April 4 and officially opened April 18 at the Cort Theatre. Click here for tickets.

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The Obie Awards are presented by The American Theatre Wing and The Village Voice. Returning to host the ceremony for the third consecutive year will be Orange is the New Black star Lea DeLaria.

Judges for the this year’s Obie Awards will include Village Voice columnist Michael Feingold, Obie and Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Ayad Akhtar, Entertainment Weekly theatre critic Melissa Rose Bernardo, Obie winners J. Smith Cameron, Daphne Rubin-Vega, and Darius de Haas, and Village Voice theatre critic Miriam Felton-Dansky.

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