Kristoffer Diaz was presented with the 2011 New York Times Outstanding Playwright Award for his play The Elaborate Entrance of Chad Deity, produced in New York City by Second Stage Theatre, on July 12.
The award, created in 2009, was established "to encourage and support an American playwright whose work recently received its professional debut in New York." The past winners are Tarell Alvin McCraney for The Brothers Size and Dan LeFranc for Sixty Miles to Silver Lake.
Here's a look at the presentation:
Kristoffer Diaz Receives NY Times Outstanding Playwright Award for Chad Deity
Diaz said in a statement, "It's an incredible honor to receive this year's New York Times Outstanding Playwright Award. I'm joining some awfully good company in Tarell McCraney and Dan LeFranc. I've been blessed with great good fortune and support throughout the Chad Deity process, and being recognized by The Times is a humbling continuation of a wild ride."