New York Drama Critics’ Circle Names 'Sons of the Prophet' Best Play of 2011-12

5.8.2012

By Jerry Portwood

Out gay playwright Stephen Karam will be honored for his play that focuses on gay brothers in Easter Pennsylvania

Out100 honoree Stephen Karam's play has been honored by the NYDCC as the best play of the past season. It truly is a remarkable work, and we're excited that such a fascinating play will continue to receive accolades (and hopefully future productions). We spoke to Karam back in November after seeing his spectacular dramedy. He told us:

"The only reason I can do something like that is that I’m standing on the shoulders of a lot of brave writers who blazed a trail. Like Larry Kramer to Terence McNally, Tony Kushner, Craig Lucas. I just think the reality of our generation is that we all know someone who is “post-gay,” who came out by just bringing their boyfriends home in middle school. I’m in my early thirties, and I know there are people who came out 18, 19, 20. It’s a conscious choice to not shy away from what I know."

Also honored by NYDCC: The award for Best Foreign Play went to Tribes, written by Nina Raine. Once received the award for Best Musical.The award for best play carries a cash prize of $2,500. Also, a cash award of $1,000 goes to the winner for best foreign play. The prizes are made possible by a grant from the Lucille Lortel Foundation. The awards will be presented at a cocktail reception to be held on Monday, May 14, at Angus McIndoe Restaurant.

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