The Eugene O'Neill Theater Center presented its 22nd annual Monte Cristo Award to playwright and screenwriter Lynn Nottage at a gala celebration November 6 at Capitale in New York City. See photos from the event below.
Nottage was in residence at the O'Neill in 2006 while writing her Pulitzer Prize-winning play Ruined. She received a second Pulitzer for her 2015 play Sweat, making her the first and only woman to receive the honor twice.
The Monte Cristo Award is bestowed each year on a prominent artist whose work has had an extraordinary impact on American theatre. The celebratory gala supports the O'Neill's mission to develop new work and help prepare new artists for the stage.
The evening’s gala committee included Michael Douglas and Catherine Zeta-Jones, Stephen and Ruth Hendel, David Henry Hwang, Genia Kaplan Quinn and Dr. Bruce Quinn, Dominique Morisseau, Connecticut Senator Chris Murphy, The Nederlander Organization, Tom Viertel & Pat Daily, and Constanza Romero Wilson.