Lauren Gunderson’s “The Book of Will” wins 2018 Steinberg/ATCA Award 

The American Theatre Critics Association (ATCA) has selected Lauren Gunderson’sThe Book of Will as the recipient of the Harold and Mimi Steinberg/American Theatre Critics Association New Play Award, recognizing playwrights for scripts that premiered professionally outside New York City during 2017.

Gunderson’s insightful and wry meditation on preserving artists’ legacy after their death received the top award of $25,000 and a commemorative plaque during the Humana Festival of New American Plays at Actors Theatre of Louisville on April 7. The Book of Will had its world premiere at the Denver Center for the Performing Arts.

Two citations that carry $7,500 each were presented to Molly Smith Metzler’s Cry It Out and Ike Holter’s The Wolf at the End of the Block, which had their world premieres respectively at the Humana Festival and by Teatro Vista at Chicago’s Victory Gardens Theater.

Read the full press release here.

Read about the six finalists here.

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