AWARDS SEASON 2019: The Pulitzer Prize for Drama

Berkeley Rep’s production of “Fairview” with Monique Robinson, foreground, as Keisha, Natalie Venetia Belcon as Beverly and Charles Browning as Dayton. (Kevin Berne / Berkeley Repertory Theatre)

It’s awards season once again and we couldn’t be more excited!!!

The season kicked off with the presentation of the Pulitzer Prize for Drama to Jackie Sibblies Drury’s Fairview. The play, a “hard-hitting drama that examines race in a highly conceptual, layered structure, ultimately bringing audiences into the actors’ community to face deep-seated prejudices” premiered this past summer at Soho Rep. Here’s a peek at the show during its recent run at Berkeley Rep:

This year’s other finalists included What the Constitution Means to Me by Heidi Schreck and Dance Nation by Clare Barron, so one Broadway production, but no musical theatre nods.

Only nine musicals have ever been awarded the Pulitzer Prize for Drama:

But this is just the beginning of the awards fun. Here’s what’s on the docket for the rest of the season:

  • April 17, 11 am: Drama League Awards Nominees
  • April 23: Outer Critics Circle Awards Nominees
  • April 25: Drama Desk Awards Nominees
  • April 30, 8:30 am: Tony Awards Nominees
  • May 13: Outer Critics Circle Awards Winners
  • May 17, 11:30 am: Drama League Awards Ceremony
  • May 23: Outer Critics Circle Awards Ceremony
  • June 2, 8 pm: Drama Desk Awards Ceremony
  • June 3: Theatre World Awards Ceremony
  • June 9, 8 pm: Tony Awards Ceremony

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Congrats to Jackie Sibblies Drury and happy 2019 awards season!

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