Jeremy O. Harris, the playwright of Slave Play, and Matthew Lopez, the playwright of The Inheritance will be honored with the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) Equality Award at the 19th Annual HRC Greater New York Gala on Saturday, February 1 at the Marriott Marquis.
Harris and Lopez join fellow honorees Naomi Campbell, who is being honored with the Global Advocacy Award; Kristin Chenoweth, who will receive the Ally for Equality Award; and PVH Corp., receiving the HRC Corporate Equality Award. HRC is the nation’s largest lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) civil rights organization.
“Jeremy O. Harris’s brilliant Slave Play is a compelling and raw exploration of race, sex, gender and identity,” said HRC President Alphonso David in the press release. “A vital voice for the LGBTQ community, Harris constantly challenges us to rethink the power dynamics within all of our relationships and how our shared past influences our present struggle for justice. We are honored to award Jeremy O. Harris with our Equality Award for his work on and off Broadway. Matthew Lopez’s sweeping, groundbreaking play The Inheritance tells the important story of LGBTQ life in the 21st century, while paying homage to our rich, diverse history. For telling this story so powerfully, and for his contributions to the LGBTQ community, it is a true honor for HRC to present Matthew Lopez with the Equality Award.”
For additional details, visit HRC's official website.