Ives, Kitt, Pen and Wilson Win Dramatists Guild of America Awards

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The Dramatists Guild of America announced the winners of its annual awards July 20.
David Ives and Tom Kitt
David Ives and Tom Kitt Photo by Aubrey Reuben

This year's winners include David Ives, recipient of the 2008 Hull-Warriner Award for his play New Jerusalem; Tom Kitt, recipient of the Frederick Loewe Award for Dramatic Composition for his score to Next to Normal; Polly Pen, recipient of the Flora Roberts Award; and Lanford Wilson, recipient of the Dramatists Guild Award for Lifetime Achievement. Winners will be celebrated Nov. 2 at The Players Club in New York.

The Hull-Warriner Award, the only award given by dramatists to dramatists, is presented annually "to an author or team of authors in recognition of their play dealing with controversial subjects involving the fields of political, religious or social mores of the times."

The Frederick Loewe Award is given by the Frederick Loewe Foundation and presented annually by the Dramatists Guild Council to "a composer recognizing achievement in a theatrical score presented on Broadway in the previous theatrical season."

The Flora Roberts Award, administered by the Dramatists Guild Fund, is presented to "a theater professional in recognition of distinguished work in the theater and to encourage the continuation of that work."

The Lifetime Achievement Award is presented by the Dramatists Guild Council "in recognition of lifetime achievement in theatrical writing."

For tickets to the Nov. 2 ceremony, contact Tari Stratton at the Dramatists Guild of America at (212) 398-9366 or e-mail tstratton@dramatistsguild.com.

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