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Lynn Nottage

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The laws of the universe tumble when a meek woman finally speaks up.

Production Info

Cast: 3 total (2 female, 1 male)
Short Drama (about 10 minutes)
Single Set
Contemporary Costumes
About the Author


  • Lynn Nottage

    Lynn Nottage is a Pulitzer Prize–winning playwright and a screenwriter. Her plays have been produced widely in the United States and throughout the world. They include SWEAT; BY THE WAY, MEET VERA STARK (Lily Award, Drama Desk Nomination); RUINED (Pulitzer Prize, OBIE, Lucille Lortel, New York Drama Critics' Circle, Audelco, Drama Desk, and Outer Critics Circle Award); INTIMATE APPAREL (American Theatre Critics and New York Drama Critics' Circle Awards for Best Play); FABULATION, OR THE RE-EDUCATION OF UNDINE (OBIE Award); CRUMBS FROM THE TABLE OF JOY; LAS MENINAS; MUD, RIVER, STONE; POR'KNOCKERS; and POOF! She is currently developing a new play and multimedia performance installation based on two years of research and interviews conducted in Reading, PA. (w Oregon Shakespeare, Arena Stage & Labyrinth Theatre Company). In addition, she is working with composer Ricky Ian Gordon on adapting her play INTIMATE APPAREL into an opera (commissioned by The Met/LCT). She is the co-founder of the production company Market Road Films, whose most recent projects include The Notorious Mr. Bout directed by Tony Gerber and Maxim Pozdorovkin (Premiere/Sundance 2014), First to Fall directed by Rachel Beth Anderson (Premiere/ IDFA, 2013) and Remote Control (Premiere/Busan 2013- New Currents Award). Over the years, she has developed original projects for HBO, Sidney Kimmel Entertainment, Showtime, This is That and Harpo. Nottage is the recipient of a MacArthur "Genius Grant" Fellowship, Steinberg "Mimi" Distinguished Playwright Award, the Dramatists Guild Hull-Warriner Award, the inaugural Horton Foote Prize, Helen Hayes Award, the Lee Reynolds Award, and the Jewish World Watch iWitness Award. Her other honors include the National Black Theatre Fest's August Wilson Playwriting Award, a Guggenheim Grant, PEN/Laura Pels Award, Lucille Lortel Fellowship and Visiting Research Fellowship at Princeton University. She is a graduate of Brown University and the Yale School of Drama, where she has been a faculty member since 2001. She is also an Associate Professor in the Theatre Department at Columbia School of the Arts. Nottage is a board member for Theatre Communications Group, BRIC Arts Media Bklyn, Donor Direct Action, Second Stage, The New Black Fest, and the Dramatists Guild. She has completed a three-year term as an Artist Trustee on the Board of the Sundance Institute.

About the Book

Book Information

Publisher BPPI
Publication Date 10/1/1995
Pages 502
ISBN 9780881451122

Special Notes

Special Notes

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Upcoming and Recent Productions


11/30/2017 – 12/1/2017
Undergraduate Student Government Of Stony Brook University
Stony Brook, NY

10/20/2016 – 10/22/2016
Suny Purchase
Purchase, NY


5/5/2023 – 5/7/2023
St. Louis, MO

10/13/2022 – 12/7/2022
Coolgreany Drama
Mini tour, Ireland

10/30/2020 – 11/15/2020
Centerstage Theatre Arts Conservatory, Inc.
Federal Way, WA

5/15/2019 – 5/15/2019
Mayfair High School
Lakewood, CA

10/27/2016 – 10/29/2016
Molton Hall 149
Orange, CA

5/24/2016 – 5/28/2016
Deerfield Academy
Deerfield, MA