Tim Dowlin Wins 2003 Oppy Award for Corner Wars

News   Tim Dowlin Wins 2003 Oppy Award for Corner Wars The George Oppenheimer Award, given by New York Newsday every year to the author of "the best New York debut by an American playwright for a non-musical play," has been awarded to Tim Dowlin for his work Corner Wars.

Corner Wars was produced by Theatre for a New Generation at the 47th Street Theatre last season. The play takes place in a rough section of north Philadelphia and examines urban street life. Dowlin, who now lives in Brooklyn, was raised in Philadelphia. Dowlin will be honored at a Nov. 13 luncheon at the American Airlines Theatre. The award carries a $5,000 cash prize.

The award was bestowed by a committee of four playwrights—Edward Albee, James Lapine, Wendy Wasserstein and Richard Greenberg—and four journalists—Newsday critic Linda Winer, Newsday features editor Phyllis Singer, former Newsday entertainment editor Sylviane Gold; and former Newsday critic Allan Wallach.

Past Oppy winners include Greenberg and Lapine, as well as Margaret Edson and Warren Leight.