Playwright Victor Lodato Wins 2002 Weissberger Award

News   Playwright Victor Lodato Wins 2002 Weissberger Award Playwright Victor Lodato has won the 2002 L. Arnold Weissberger Award for playwriting for his work Motherhouse. The prize is given out by the Williamstown Theatre Festival in Massachusetts and carries a $5,000 cash award, publication of the play by Samuel French and the promise of a WTF reading.

The award will be presented to Lodato at the Festival's spring benefit in New York City on April 12. The reading will take place in Williamstown this summer on a date yet to be announced. Motherhouse is about an African-American family whose dreams are ruined by the low-income neighborhood that shapes their lives. The play was developed at the 2002 Eugene O'Neill Playwrights Conference and was also given a reading at the Manhattan Theatre Club. MTC submitted the play for consideration of the Weissberger Award.