Donna Murphy, Terrence McNally and Jack O'Brien were among those who gathered at a private residence April 30 to honor the inaugural recipients of the Berwin Lee Playwrights Award. This year’s winners are Bathsheba Doran and Lucy Kirkwood.
The Berwin Lee Award was created to foster and promote the craft of playwriting in both the United States and the United Kingdom and to encourage the writing and production of plays.
Donna Murphy, Terrence McNally, Jack O'Brien and More Honor Berwin Lee Playwrights Award Winners
Berwin Lee will grant awards to playwrights whose work has not yet been produced on Broadway or in the West End. Potential recipients will be identified through recommendations from chosen theatre companies in New York, NY and London, UK and recommendations from Berwin Lee’s advisory board which includes Maria Arena Bell, Sandra Brant, Dominic Cooke, Gary Garrison, Joyce Hytner, Cherry Jones, Mel Kenyon, Donna Murphy and John Tiffany.
This year’s winners are Bathsheba Doran and Lucy Kirkwood. They each will each receive a $25,000 award.