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Oral History: Pulitzer Award-Winning Playwright Lynn Nottage in conversation with Elisabeth Vincentelli

February 4, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Monday, February 4th
6 PM

The Bruno Walter Auditorium
New York Public Library for the Performing Arts
at Lincoln Center
Corner of 65th Street & Amsterdam Avenue

On Monday, February 4th, the League of Professional Theatre Women presented Oral History with Two-Time Pulitzer Prize-Winning Playwright Lynn Nottage at the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts.

Lynn Nottage was interviewed by Drama Critic Elisabeth Vincentelli, who covers the arts for publications such as The New York Times, The New Yorker, Newsday, and The Hollywood Reporter.

Ms. Nottage is the first (and remains the only) woman to have won the Pulitzer Prize for Drama twice, once for Ruined in 2009 and again for Sweat in 2017.

Check out photos from the inspiring interview below:


Ms. Nottage tells the audience about the profound experience of bringing her Broadway play Sweat to Reading, Pennsylvania.


Ms. Nottage and Ms. Vincentelli share a light moment after describing procrastination as an “artistic exploration.”


LPTW Board Member Debora Balardini enjoys the post-talk reception at The Empire Hotel Rooftop with attendees of the event.


LPTW Co-President Catherine Porter discusses Ms. Nottage’s work with new LPTW Friends of the League.


Left to Right: LPTW Co-President Kelli Lynn Harrison, LPTW Co-VP of Programming Yvette Heyliger, Elisabeth Vincentelli, Lynn Nottage, Sophia Romma, Ludovica Villar-Hauser, Paula Ewin.

Photo Credits: Ashley Garrett Photography

Admission was free. First come, first seated.

This program is made possible, in part, with public funds from the NYS Council on the Arts, a state agency, with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo. The Oral History Project also enjoys continued support from the Edith Meiser Foundation.


February 4, 2019
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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The Bruno Walter Auditorium at the New York Public Library at Lincoln Center
65th Street and Amsterdam Avenue
New York, 10023 United States
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