February 22, 2010






                                                                                                      Sheila O’Connor

                                                                                                      Director of Marketing & Public Relations

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Pulitzer Prize Winner David Lindsay-Abaire named as the 2010 Honored Playwright for the Great Plains Theatre Conference.


The Great Plains Theatre Conference is pleased to announce David Lindsay-Abaire, the  Pulitzer Prize winning playwright for his work Rabbit Hole (2007) as the Conference honoree this May.  The lauded Broadway production boasted performances from Cynthia Nixon, Tyne Daly and John Slatterly whose collective talents gathered five Tony Award nominations, including one for best play.  Mr. Lindsay-Abaire was recently nominated for Tony Awards for the book and the lyrics of Shrek the Musical (2009) and was nominated for a Drama Desk award for outstanding book and lyrics for a musical (Shrek, 2009).  He has has also received the Spirit of America Award, the LA Drama Critics Circle Award, a Garland Award, the Kesselring Prize, awards from the Berrilla Kerr Foundation, the LeComte du Nuoy Fund, Mixed Blood Theater, Primary Stages, the Tennessee Williams Literary Festival, and the South Carolina Playwrights Festival. Mr. Lindsay-Abaire’s other well-known works include Fuddy Meers, Kimberly Akimbo, Wonder of the World, High Fidelity, and A Devil Inside, among others.


As the 2010 Honored Playwright, Mr. Lindsay-Abaire will attend the 5th Annual Great Plains Theatre Conference, May 29-June 5 at Metropolitan Community College.  Mr. Linday-Abaire will read from his own work on the evening of June 2nd, and his plays Fuddy Meers and Rabbit Hole will be featured during the evenings of  June 3rd and 4th.   He will be featured throughout the Conference both as a featured panelist and presenter.  Evening performances of his works will be open to the public.