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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


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





  • 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.

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