Lynn Nottage is an American Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright and screenwriter. Her work has been produced widely in the United States and throughout the world. She is also the co-founder of Market Road Films, a production company whose projects include The Notorious Mr. Bout and Remote Control.
Her plays often deal with the lives of women of African descent. They include Sweat (Oregon Shakespeare Festival); Lily Award winner, By The Way, Meet Vera Stark, and Crumbs from the Table of Joy (2econd Stage); Ruined, for which she won the Pulitzer Prize for Drama, as well as OBIE, Lucille Lortel, NYDCC, Audelco, Drama Desk, and Outer Critics Circle Awards (Goodman Theatre); OBIE Award-winner, Fabulation, or The Re-Education of Undine, and Mud, River, Stone (Playwrights Horizons); Intimate Apparel, receiving American Theatre Critics, and NYDCC Awards for Best Play (Center Stage); Las Meninas (Rolando Theatre); POOF! (Actors Theatre of Louisville); and Por’knockers (Vineyard Theatre).