David Mamet, Theresa Rebeck, et al. Win PEN Awards
David Mamet has won the PEN American Center’s 2010 PEN/Laura Pels Foundation Award for a Master American Dramatist and Theresa Rebeck has won the 2010 PEN/Laura Pels Foundation Award for an American Playwright in Mid-Career. The prizes will be presented in a ceremony to be held on October 13.
Mamet’s plays include A Life in the Theatre, currently running on Broadway starring Patrick Stewart and TR Knight, along with Race, Oleanna, Speed-the-Plow, American Buffalo, and Edmund, among others. He won the Pulitzer Prize for Glengarry Glen Ross and was nominated for the award for The Cryptogram.
Rebeck was a Pulitzer Prize finalist for Omnium-Gatherum. Her other plays include Mauritius, The Scene, The Understudy, and Spike Heels. She was recently named an Associate Artist by Roundabout Theatre Company.
Among the other PEN Award winners are novelist and playwright Don DeLillo, who has won the Saul Bellow Award for Achievement in American Fiction; and Anne Carson for her translation of An Oresteia.