Katy Sullivan and Wendell Pierce in Martyna Majok's "Cost of Living" at Williamstown Theatre Festival. (Photo by Daniel Rader)

Martyna Majok Wins 2018 Pulitzer Prize for ‘Cost of Living’

Branden Jacobs-Jenkins’s ‘Everybody’ and Tracy Letts’s ‘The Minutes’ were this year’s finalists.

NEW YORK CITY: The Pulitzer committee has announced the recipients of the 2018 Pulitzer Prizes. The Pulitzer Prize for drama, with a $15,000 cash prize, was awarded to Cost of Living by Martyna Majok. The finalists in the drama category are Everybody by Branden Jacobs-Jenkins and The Minutes by Tracy Letts.

During the awards ceremony at Columbia University, Pulitzer Prize administrator Dana Canedy described Cost of Living as “an honest, original work that invites audiences to examine diverse perspectives of privilege and human connection through two pairs of mismatched individuals, a former trucker and his recently paralyzed ex-wife and an arrogant young man with cerebral palsy and his new caregiver.”

Cost of Living premiered at Williamstown Theatre Festival in Massachusetts in 2016, and was produced at Manhattan Theatre Club in 2017.

The Pulitzer Prize was established in 1917 by Joseph Pulitzer and recognizes achievements in journalism, literature, drama, and music composition. The award is administered by Columbia University.