Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Annie Baker, whose latest work The Antipodes premiered Off-Broadway earlier this year, has been named a 2017 MacArthur Fellow.
Baker won the a Pulitzer Prize and Obie Award for her 2013 play The Flick, set in a Massachusetts movie theatre. She received additional Obie Awards for the Off-Broadway premieres of her works Circle Mirror Transformation and The Aliens (sharing the award in 2010) and in 2016 for John. Her plays typically trade theatrical dialogue for hyper-realistic “slice of life” portraits, filling the famously long works with beats and pauses found in overheard conversations.
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