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David Henry Hwang wins the Steinberg

posted by Karen McKevitt on Wed, Aug 22, 2012
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Mere days before the West Coast premiere of his play, Chinglish, opens here at Berkeley Rep, David Berkeley_Rep_Hwang3_lr Henry Hwang learned he just won the most generous prize in theatre.

The Harold and Mimi Steinberg Charitable Trust put $200,000 in David's purse, citing his 32 years of writing provocative satires and dramas featuring Asian and Asian-American characters, including the Tony Award-winning M. Butterfly.

The New York Times reports that "Mr. Hwang, 55, said in a telephone interview that the money had allowed him to decline film and television work recently and focus his time on writing plays." 

That's good news for the theatre world. Congratulations, David! 

Read the full article by the New York Times. And, while you're at it, pick up tickets to Chinglish!


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