Playwright Paula Vogel to Receive Obie Award for Lifetime Achievement

Paula Vogel, the Pulitzer-winning playwright who recently made her Broadway debut with the play “Indecent,” will be given the lifetime achievement at the 2017 Obie Awards, the annual honors for Off Broadway work.

Vogel, who won the Pulitzer Prize for Drama for “How I Learned to Drive” in 1998, has long been an Off Broadway stalwart, with shows including “The Mineola Twins,” “The Baltimore Waltz,” “Hot ‘n’ Throbbing,” “The Long Christmas Ride Home” and “A Civil War Christmas.” In New York, “Indecent,” Vogel and co-creator Rebecca Taichman’s look at the story behind the controversial Yiddish theater play “The God of Vengeance,” premiered at Off Broadway’s Vineyard Theater before its Broadway transfer.

Vogel has also been influential as a mentor to younger playwrights, founding the playwriting program at Brown University in 1984 and running it until 2008. From 2008 to 2012, she held a position at the Yale School of Drama.

The Obies are given out annually by the American Theater Wing — which co-presents the Tony Awards every year — and by The Village Voice. Vogel will take home her prize at the 62nd Annual Obie Awards ceremony set for May 22 at Webster Hall in downtown Manhattan.

 

More Legit

  • Adam Driver

    Adam Driver to Star in 'Burn This' on Broadway

    Paula Vogel, the Pulitzer-winning playwright who recently made her Broadway debut with the play “Indecent,” will be given the lifetime achievement at the 2017 Obie Awards, the annual honors for Off Broadway work. Vogel, who won the Pulitzer Prize for Drama for “How I Learned to Drive” in 1998, has long been an Off Broadway […]

  • The Twilight Zone review

    London Theater Review: 'The Twilight Zone'

    Paula Vogel, the Pulitzer-winning playwright who recently made her Broadway debut with the play “Indecent,” will be given the lifetime achievement at the 2017 Obie Awards, the annual honors for Off Broadway work. Vogel, who won the Pulitzer Prize for Drama for “How I Learned to Drive” in 1998, has long been an Off Broadway […]

  • HadestownNew York Theatre WorkshopBy Anaïs MitchellDeveloped

    Streaming to Broadway: How New Titles, Talent Grow Buzz Online

    Paula Vogel, the Pulitzer-winning playwright who recently made her Broadway debut with the play “Indecent,” will be given the lifetime achievement at the 2017 Obie Awards, the annual honors for Off Broadway work. Vogel, who won the Pulitzer Prize for Drama for “How I Learned to Drive” in 1998, has long been an Off Broadway […]

  • Chrissy Metz

    Chrissy Metz to Star in Neil LaBute's 'Fat Pig' at Geffen Playhouse

    Paula Vogel, the Pulitzer-winning playwright who recently made her Broadway debut with the play “Indecent,” will be given the lifetime achievement at the 2017 Obie Awards, the annual honors for Off Broadway work. Vogel, who won the Pulitzer Prize for Drama for “How I Learned to Drive” in 1998, has long been an Off Broadway […]

  • 'Death Becomes Her' Musical in Development

    'Death Becomes Her' Musical in Development for Kristin Chenoweth

    Paula Vogel, the Pulitzer-winning playwright who recently made her Broadway debut with the play “Indecent,” will be given the lifetime achievement at the 2017 Obie Awards, the annual honors for Off Broadway work. Vogel, who won the Pulitzer Prize for Drama for “How I Learned to Drive” in 1998, has long been an Off Broadway […]

  • Stagecraft podcast John Leguizamo

    Stagecraft Podcast: John Leguizamo Says He's a 'True Ghetto Nerd'

    Paula Vogel, the Pulitzer-winning playwright who recently made her Broadway debut with the play “Indecent,” will be given the lifetime achievement at the 2017 Obie Awards, the annual honors for Off Broadway work. Vogel, who won the Pulitzer Prize for Drama for “How I Learned to Drive” in 1998, has long been an Off Broadway […]

More From Our Brands

Access exclusive content