Lynn Nottage

Lecturer in Playwriting


Lynn Nottage won the 2009 Pulitzer Prize for Drama for her play Ruined. Her other plays include A Stone’s Throw; Intimate Apparel; Fabulation, or the Re-Education of Undine; Crumbs From the Table of Joy; Las Meninas; and Mud, River, Stone. These plays have been developed and produced at theatres both nationally and internationally, including Manhattan Theatre Club, the Goodman Theatre, the Roundabout Theatre Company, Playwrights Horizons, CENTERSTAGE, South Coast Repertory, Second Stage, Oregon Shakespeare Festival, Steppenwolf Theatre Company, Yale Repertory Theatre, and the Tricycle Theatre in London.

Nottage was named a MacArthur Fellow in 2007; other fellowships have included a Guggenheim Fellowship in 2005 and a Lucille Lortel Foundation Fellowship in 2007. She is the recipient of numerous other awards, including an OBIE Award for playwriting, a New York Drama Critics Circle Award for Best Play, an American Theatre Critics/Steinberg New Play Award, the Francesca Primus Award, The National Black Theatre Festival’s August Wilson Playwriting Award, the 2004 PEN/Laura Pels Award for Drama, and two AUDELCO awards. She has also been a member of New Dramatists.

Lynn Nottage is a graduate of Brown University and Yale School of Drama, where she is a Lecturer in Playwriting.