Huntington Theatre Company to Honor Playwright Lydia R. Diamond

News   Huntington Theatre Company to Honor Playwright Lydia R. Diamond
The Huntington Theatre Company will honor Stick Fly playwright Lydia R. Diamond during its May 9 Spotlight Spectacular! gala benefit at the Westin Boston Waterfront Hotel.

Diamond, who is a Huntington Playwriting Fellow alumna, will be presented with the Wimberly Award during the event. Also honored will be Huntington trustee Bill McQuillan.

The Huntington produced Diamond's Stick Fly — about an African American family's summer on Martha's Vineyard, under the direction of Kenny Leon — in early 2010.

Diamond's works also include Voyeurs de Venus, The Bluest Eye, The Gift Horse, Stage Black and Harriet Jacobs. She is a faculty member of Boston University and has had her works produced at Arena Stage, The New Victory Theatre, Goodman Theatre, Steppenwolf Theatre Company, Long Wharf Theatre, Hartford Stage, McCarter Theatre, Playmakers Rep, Chicago Dramatists, Congo Square, MPAACT, True Colors Theatre Company, L.A. Theatre Works and Company One.

Proceeds from Spotlight Spectacular! support the Huntington’s Student Matinee Series, the Huntington-Codman Academy Charter Public School Partnership and Poetry Out Loud.

Tickets to the gala, which includes dinner, cocktails, dancing and entertainment, can be arranged by phoning (617) 273-1536. Visit Huntington Theatre.

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