English Bride Recommended for the ATCA/Steinberg New Play Award

Thu, 01/03/2013

Exciting news for the team here at Exile! The English Bride was nominated for the American Theatre Critics Association’s annual ATCA/Steinberg New Play Award. Major congratulations to the cast, crew and the playwright, Lucile Lichtblau.

Every year since 1974, new plays are chosen for citation and to be excerpted in Best Plays, the theater yearbook started in 1920 by Burns Mantle and now edited by Jeffrey Eric Jenkins.

Since 1986, ATCA has chosen three such plays each year for its New Play Awards, with citations now totaling $15,000 going to the top-ranked playwright and $5,000 each to the two runners-up. Past Steinberg citations have been awarded to August Wilson, Moises Kaufman, Adam Rapp, Nilo Cruz, Lynn Nottage and Horton Foote.

Six ATCA/Steinberg New Play finalists are nominated and three ATCA/Steinberg New Play winners will be announced in a stage ceremony during the visitors' weekend of the Humana Festival in Louisville, Ky.

Theatre Exile has produced two other plays from playwrights whose world premieres won top honors in past years. Adam Rapp won in 2006 for Red Light Winter and Peter Sinn Nachtrieb won for Hunter Gatherers in 2007. Theatre Exile is thrilled to be nominated for such a prestigious achievement. We would like to extend our gratitude to the American Theatre Critics Association.