Pulitzer Prize for Drama facts for kids

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The Pulitzer Prize for Drama was first given out in 1918. It is given to the best drama in the United States in the year.

Awards and nominations

Items marked with an asterisk (*) also won the Tony Award for Best Play or Best Musical

1910s

  • 1918: Why Marry? – Jesse Lynch Williams
  • 1919: no award

1980s

1990s

2000s

2010s

  • 2010: Next to Normal – Tom Kitt and Brian Yorkey
    • Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo – Rajiv Joseph
    • The Elaborate Entrance of Chad Deity – Kristoffer Diaz
    • In the Next Room – Sarah Ruhl
  • 2011: Clybourne Park * – Bruce Norris
    • Detroit – Lisa D'Amour
    • A Free Man of ColorJohn Guare
  • 2012: Water by the Spoonful – Quiara Alegría Hudes
    • Other Desert Cities – Jon Robin Baitz
    • Sons of the Prophet – Stephen Karam
  • 2013: Disgraced - Ayad Akhtar
    • Rapture, Blister, Burn - Gina Gionfriddo
    • 4000 Miles - Amy Herzog

Multiple winners

Only a few playwrights have been awarded the Pulitzer Prize for Drama more than once.

  • Eugene O'Neill won the prize four times—more than any other playwright. He won in 1920, 1922, 1928, and 1957.
  • George S. Kaufman won the award twice, once in 1932 and once in 1937. Both times he won the award for a work with another writer.
  • Robert E. Sherwood won the award in 1936, 1939, and 1941.
  • Thornton Wilder won in 1938 and 1943.
  • Tennessee Williams won the award in 1948 and 1955.
  • August Wilson won the award in 1987 and 1990.
  • Edward Albee won the award in 1967, 1975 and 1994.

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