The N.Y.-based reporter and critic is the second recipient of the award, which isgiven by the American Theatre Critics Association.
Her 2022 play took home the $25,000 prize, while Madison Fiedler won the Osborn Prize and Suzan-Lori Parks and Rebecca Gilman received citations for their work.
Samuel will receive a cash award and a complimentary annual American Theatre Critics Association membership.
Chiara Atik received the Steinberg/ATCA New Play Award for ‘Poor Clare,’ and Makasha Copeland received the M. Elizabeth Osborn Award for ‘Extreme Home Makeover.’
Brooks received the 2021 Harold and Mimi Steinberg/ATCA New Play Award, while Williams received the 2021 M. Elizabeth Osborn New Play Award.
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The award, given to an emerging woman playwright, recognizes Walker’s play ‘The Madres’ with a $10,000 honorarium.
The prize recognizes the writer for ‘How the Light Gets In’ and comes with $25,000.
Also cited were Noah Haidle’s ‘Birthday Candles’ and Jen Silverman’s ‘Witch,’ with the Osborn Award going to Spenser Davis’s ‘Plainclothes.’
This year I geeked out with fellow theatre folks, sampled local cuisine and culture, and took away a notebook full of practical tips.