NEW YORK CITY: The Dramatists Guild of America has named Heidi Schreck the recipient of the 2018 Hull-Warriner Award for her play What the Constitution Means to Me. The Hull-Warriner Award recognizes works that address social, political, or religious mores of the time. The award will be presented to Schreck at a ceremony in July.
The annual award, first given in 1971, is the only award given by playwrights to playwrights. Elizabeth Hull, a playwright and former production associate of the Theatre Guild and the Federal Theatre, established the award through her will. The award gets its full name from Hull’s longtime friend and associate Kate Warriner.
Schreck is a playwright and screenwriter based in Brooklyn. What the Constitution Means to Me is currently on Broadway at the Helen Hayes Theatre. The play was named a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize, and has been nominated for a Tony Award for Best Play. Schreck’s other works include the play Grand Concourse, which debuted at Playwrights Horizons and was also produced at Steppenwolf Theatre. Schreck is the recipient of two Obie Awards, a Drama Desk, and the Theatre World Award.