44th Annual Langston Hughes Festival honoring Lynn Nottage
Renowned playwright and screenwriter Lynn Nottage is the recipient of The City College of New York’s Langston Hughes Medal. The first woman in history to win two Pulitzer Prizes for drama, she’ll receive the Langston Medal at CCNY’s 44th annual Langston Hughes Festival on Feb. 9, 2023.
The ceremony begins at 6 pm and will include a musical performance, a reading, and conversation with our honoree, and a reception. Seating is limited.
The medal is awarded to highly distinguished writers from throughout the African American diaspora. It recognizes honorees for their impressive works of poetry, fiction, drama, autobiography, and critical essays that help to celebrate the memory and tradition of Langston Hughes.
Nottage received her first Pulitzer Prize for Drama in 2009 for her play “Ruined.” She was awarded a historic second Pulitzer for drama in 2017 for her play “Sweat,” and remains the only woman to have won two Pulitzers in the drama category.
Nottage’s plays have been produced widely in the United States and globally. Her recent work includes the book for “MJ the Musical” (Broadway), the libretto for the “Intimate Apparel Opera” (LCT), and “Clyde’s” (Broadway, 2ST, Goodman Theater), and co-curating the performance installation “The Watering Hole” (Signature Theater).
Time: 6:00 PM — 8:00 PM EST