Chenoweth, Jones, Baker, Silverman, Rodgers Win Lilly Awards

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24 May 2010

The Committee for Recognizing Women in Theater present the first annual "Lilly Awards" — in honor of the late Lillian Hellman — May 24 at Playwrights Horizons.



The following awards are scheduled to be presented:

Rob Ashford will present Kristin Chenoweth with the Lilly Award for Performance in honor of Marian Seldes.

Mark Brokaw will present Melissa James Gibson with the first Lillian Hellman Award for Playwrighting in honor of Zona Gale.

Adam Bock will present Maria Striar with the Lilly Award for Artistic Director in honor of Margo Jones.

Michael Mayer will present Christine Jones with the Lilly Award for Set Design.

Neil Pepe will present Lucy Thurber with the second Lillian Hellman Award for Playwrighting in honor of Frances Goodrich.

Tim Sanford will present Pam MacKinnon (in absentia) with the first Lilly Award for Direction.

Tina Howe will present Chisa Hutchinson with the third Lillian Hellman Award for Playwrighting in honor of Wendy Wasserstein.

Julia Jordan will present Emily Morse with the Lilly Award for Advocacy.

Doug Wright will present Deborah Laufer with the fourth Lillian Hellman Award for Playwrighting.

Lisa Baines and Susan Birkenhead will present Jane Greenwood with the Lilly Award for Costume Design.

Julie Crosby will present Liz Duffy Adams with the fifth Lillian Hellman Award for Playwrighting in honor of Aphra Behn.

Theresa Rebeck will present Frances Aronson with the Lilly Award for Lighting Design.

David Greenspan will present Leigh Silverman with the second Lilly Award for Direction in honor of  Dorothy Parker.

Lynn Nottage will present Annie Baker with the fifth Lillian Hellman Award for Playwrighting in honor of Mary Chase.

Allison Pill will present Anne Kauffman with the third Lilly Award for Direction in honor of Zoe Caldwell.

Gina Gionfriddo will present the Lilly Award in Playwrighting and Direction to Young Jean Lee in honor of Susan Glaspell.

John Weidman will present the sixth Lillian Hellman Award in Playwrighting to Sarah Ruhl.

Marsha Norman will present The Lilly Award for Lifetime Achievement to Mary Rodgers.

The committee who created the awards comprises Julie Crosby, John Eisner, Gary Garrison, Tina Howe, Julia Jordan, Marsha Norman, Theresa Rebeck, Susan Rose and Tim Sanford and the Dramatists Guild of America. Their mission is "to celebrate the work of outstanding, successful and up-and-coming women playwrights, directors, designers and advocates in the theater."