Playwright Jackie Sibblies Drury has received the 2019 Pulitzer Prize for Drama for her play Fairview!
Fairview ran during summer 2018 at Soho Rep, Berkeley Repertory Theatre in a sold-out extended run. According to Playbill, the production, directed by Sarah Benson with choreography by Raja Feather Kelly, will return to the New York stage in a limited run at the Polonsky Shakespeare Center in Brooklyn beginning June 2.
In Fairview, the Frasier family prepares for Grandma’s birthday and Beverly needs the dinner to be perfect. Plus, the radio's on the fritz, her sister Jasmine is drinking, her husband Dayton isn't helping, her brother Tyrone might not show up at all, and her daughter Keisha is being a typical teenager. Things quickly go in unexpected directions for both the characters and the audience.
Fairview's win marks the 103rd year of the Prizes. For more information on this year's and all past years' winners and finalists, please visit http://www.Pulitzer.org.
Photo: Julieta Cervantes