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Cambodian Rock Band by Lauren Yee has been named the winner of the Harold and Mimi Steinberg/American Theatre Critics Association New Play Award. The award recognizes the best scripts that premiered professionally outside New York City during 2018 and carries a $25,000 prize. Yee was presented with the award during the 2019 Humana Festival of New American Plays at Actors Theatre of Louisville. Also presented at the ceremony was the M. Elizabeth Osborn New Play Award for an emerging playwright, which went to Spenser Davis for his play Plainclothes, which premiered at Chicago’s Broken Nose Theatre.

In April the Pulitzer committee announced the recipients of the 2019 Pulitzer Prizes, including Pulitzer Prize for drama, with a $15,000 cash prize, going to Jackie Sibblies Drury for Fairview. This year’s drama finalists were Heidi B. Schreck for What the Constitution Means to Me and for

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