First-time playwright Margaret Edson continues to win awards for her acclaimed play Wit. The Dramatists Guild of American has presented its Hull-Warriner Award to Edson. The honor -- given annually to a work which deals with social, political or religious issues -- carries a $7,500 cash prize.
Wit -- the intelligent, witty story of a self-assured John Donne scholar suddenly struck down by cancer -- has already won the Pulitzer Prize and an Outer Critics Circle Award. Edson has maintained she has no intention of writing another play anytime soon.
Edson will formally receive the award at a May 10 reception.
Past Hull-Warriner winners include Christopher Durang, John Guare, David Mamet and Paula Vogel.
-- By Robert Simonson