"At New Dramatists we live in a world of urgent stories told in wildly divergent ways, because the original and distinctive telling of stories is the heart of what playwrights do," artistic director Todd London said in a statement. "Susan Stroman is a master storyteller. As a director, choreographer and creative artist, she uses bodies, voices, music, scenery-everything at hand-to theatricalize the tales she tells. It's always a thrill and a joy to encounter her work, two feelings that perfectly describe how it feels to be honoring her achievement."
Stroman's stage credits include serving as director and choreographer of Contact, The Producers, Young Frankenstein, The Scottsboro Boys andBig Fish. She is currently directing and choreographing Bullets Over Broadway.