PROVINCETOWN, MASS.: Provincetown Theater has named Craig Lucas, Chisa Hutchinson, and Ryan J. Haddad the recipients of the 2023 Provincetown American Playwright Awards. The theatre will present the awards during a gala celebration on Aug. 13.
Provincetown Theater will present the Lifetime Achievement Award to Lucas, a playwright and librettist whose musical The Light in the Piazza was recently revived at New York City Center. The Obie-winning, Tony-nominated Lucas’s most recent work, Days of Wine and Roses (based on the play by JP Miller) is currently running at the Atlantic Theater Company. Lucas also wrote the screenplay for the 1989 film Longtime Companion.
Hutchinson will receive the Inspiration Award. Her work has been produced by Second Stage, the Wild Project, the Atlantic, and Rattlestick Theater. She is the recipient of a GLAAD Media Award, a Lilly Award, and a New York Innovative Theatre Award, and is a graduate of Vassar College.
Haddad will receive the Trailblazer Award for his work as a playwright and performer. He is an alum of the Emerging Writers Group of the Public Theater, where his play Dark Disabled Stories recently ran. His work has also been developed by Manhattan Theatre Club, New York Theatre Workshop, Primary Stages, and Berkeley Repertory Theatre. He has performed in multiple television series, including Netflix’s The Politician.
Following the presentation of the awards at the Provincetown Inn, the theatre will host a salon-style discussion with the award winners about their careers and the state of the American theatre.
Provincetown Theater aims to enrich, entertain, and educate by providing quality theatre, events, and other programming to celebrate its historic legacy. A creative outlet on Outer Cape Cod, as of 2021, the theatre had a budget of approximately $513,600.
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