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New York Playwright Wins Pinter Prize

Published: May 10, 2004

The Pinter Review and The University of Tampa Press have awarded the 2004 Pinter Review Prize for Drama to Susan Miller of New York City for her play A Map of Doubt and Rescue. She will receive a $1,000 cash prize, a reading on stage in Tampa, and book publication by the UT Press in hardcover and paperback editions in fall 2004/winter 2005.


The recipient of two OBIE awards and a 2003 Guggenheim Fellowship in playwriting, Miller also has received playwriting fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts, a Rockefeller Grant, and residency at Yaddo, a famous Saratoga Springs, NY, artists’ retreat. She has written for film and television, and is a consulting producer on the new hit Showtime series The L Word.


“The contest is intended to honor playwright Harold Pinter,” explained Professor Francis Gillen, editor of The Pinter Review, “and we can think of no more appropriate honor for this consummate man of the theater than this affirmation of contemporary drama’s vitality as shown in wonderful new plays being written all over the world.”


The Pinter Review Prize for Drama is given annually for a previously unpublished original manuscript consisting of a single full-length play or group of shorter plays.  The award is made possible by gifts from Tammis Day and Michael and Tiba Mendelsohn of Tampa.


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