American Stages: Regional Theater Pulitzers

Since 1969, regional theaters have originated 31 of the past 33 productions to win the Pulitzer Prize for drama:

1969: The Great White Hope by Howard Sackler — Arena Stage

1970: No Place To Be Somebody by Charles Gordone — Arena Stage

1971: The Effect of Gamma Rays on Man-In-The-Moon Marigolds by Paul Zindel — Alley Theater

1972 (No Award)

1973: That Championship Season by Jason Miller — Public Theater/New York Shakespeare Festival

1974 (No Award)

1975: Seascape by Edward Albee (developed commercially — not at regional theaters)

1976: A Chorus Line conceived, choreographed and directed by Michael Bennett — Public Theater/NYSF

1977: The Shadow Box by Michael Cristofer — Mark Taper Forum

1978: The Gin Game by Donald L. Coburn — Long Wharf Theater

1979: Buried Child by Sam Shepard — Magic Theater

1980: Talley's Folly by Lanford Wilson — Circle Rep

1981: Crimes of the Heart by Beth Henley — Actor’s Theater of Louisville

1982: A Soldier's Play by Charles Fuller — Goodman Theater

1983: 'Night, Mother by Marsha Norman — American Repertory Theater

1984: Glengarry Glen Ross by David Mamet — Goodman Theater

1985: Sunday in the Park With George, music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, book by James Lapine — Playwright’s Horizons

1986 (No Award)

1987: Fences by August Wilson — Yale Repertory Theater

1988: Driving Miss Daisy by Alfred Uhry — Playwright’s Horizons

1989: The Heidi Chronicles by Wendy Wasserstein — Playwright’s Horizons

1990: The Piano Lesson by August Wilson — Yale Repertory Theater

1991: Lost in Yonkers by Neil Simon (developed commercially — not at regional theaters)

1992: The Kentucky Cycle by Robert Schenkkan — Intiman Theater

1993: Angels in America by Tony Kushner — Eureka Theater/Mark Taper Forum

1994: Three Tall Women by Edward Albee — Vineyard Theater

1995: The Young Man From Atlanta by Horton Foote — Signature Theater

1996: Rent by Jonathan Larson — New York Theater Workshop

1997 (No Award)

1998: How I Learned to Drive by Paula Vogel — Vineyard Theater

1999: Wit by Margaret Edson — South Coast Repertory Theater

2000: Dinner With Friends by Donald Margulies — Actors’ Theater of Louisville

2001: Proof by David Auburn — Manhattan Theater Club

2002: Topdog/Underdog by Suzan-Lori Parks — Public Theater/NYSF

2003: Anna in the Tropics by Nilo Cruz — New Theatre, Coral Gables, Fla.

2004: I Am My Own Wife by Doug Wright — Playwrights’ Horizons

2005: Doubt by John Patrick Shanley — Manhattan Theater Club

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