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The Dramatists Guild of America has announced Isaac Gomez and R. Eric Thomas as the co-recipients of the 2018 Lanford Wilson Award.
Gomez is a Chicago playwright whose work THE DISPLACED can currently be seen through July 1st at Haven Theatre, and will be receiving a world premiere production of LA RUTA as part of Steppenwolf Theater Company’s 18/19 season. Gomez also has current commissions from South Coast Repertory, Goodman Theatre, Steep Theatre, StepUp ChicagoPlaywrights.
R. Eric Thomas’ works include MRS. HARRISON (Azuka), MIRIAM1234 (City Theater) and TIME IS ON OUR SIDE (About Face & Simpatico). In addition to winning two Barrymores, TIME IS ON OUR SIDE was a finalist for the Steinberg/ATCA New Play Award.
Named after the Pulitzer Prize-winning, Tony-nominated playwright and longtime Dramatists Guild Council member, the Lanford Wilson Award was established through a contribution from Wilson’s estate which was matched by the Guild. It is presented annually to a dramatist based primarily on their work as an early career playwright. Previous recipients are Francine Volpe, Michael Lew, Chisa Hutchinson, Lauren Gunderson, Christopher Chen, and Martyna Majok.
Gomez and Thomas will be presented with the award during the Guild’s national conference, on Saturday, July 28, 2018, at the Hilton Midtown in New York.