Lynn Nottage is a playwright, a screenwriter, and the first woman to win two Pulitzer Prizes for Drama. Her plays have been produced widely in the United States and throughout the world. Her plays include most recently Sweat, Floyd’s, Mlima’s Tale, By the Way, Meet Vera Stark, Ruined, Intimate Apparel, Fabulation, and more. She has also developed This is Reading, a performance installation in Reading, Pennsylvania. Ms. Nottage has received a MacArthur “Genius Grant” Fellowship, among other awards. Visit her website at, and follow her on Twitter @lynnbrooklyn.