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  • Play that debuted at OSF wins award

    Robert Schenkkan's work, 'All the Way,' premiered in Ashalnd last July
  • Robert Schenkkan's play, "All The Way," has been selected as the recipient of the 2013 Harold and Mimi Steinberg/American Theatre Critics Association New Play Award. The play made its debut at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival.
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  • Robert Schenkkan's play, "All The Way," has been selected as the recipient of the 2013 Harold and Mimi Steinberg/American Theatre Critics Association New Play Award. The play made its debut at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival.
    Schenkkan's play about Lyndon Johnson's campaign to pass the Civil Rights Act of 1964 received the top award of $25,000. The award recognizes a script that premiered outside New York City.
    Two citations that carry $7,500 each were presented to Lucas Hnath for "Death Tax" and Johnna Adams for "Gidion's Knot."
    "All the Way" premiered July 25 as part of the Oregon Shakespeare Festival's American Revolutions commission program and already has been picked up for future productions including opening the American Repertory Theatre's season in September.
    Presenting the awards was William F. Hirschman of FloridaTheaterOnStage.com, chairman of ATCA's New Play committee. In 1977, ATCA began to honor new plays produced at regional theaters outside New York City, where there are many awards.
    Earlier this year, Schenkkan's "All The Way" was one of two inaugural winners of the Edward M. Kennedy Prize for Drama Inspired by American History. That earned him a $50,000 prize.
    Schenkkan won the Pulitzer Prize for 1991's "The Kentucky Cycle," the first time a work won the honor without having premiered in New York.
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