The finalists and winners for the 2022 Pulitzer Prize for Drama were announced this afternoon and included three plays recently (or about to be) produced Off-Broadway.
Taking home the Prize was Fat Ham by James Ijames, which will be presented by The Public Theater and National Black Theatre this summer. The play is a reimagining of Shakespeare’s Hamlet, set at a Southern BBQ and told through the lens of Juicy, a Black queer man questioning everything.
Finalists were Selling Kabul by Sylvia Khoury, an exploration of the personal costs of the U.S.’s role in Afghanistan, which had a highly successful run at Playwrights Horizons last winter (and is nominated for a number of awards this season) and Kristina Wong, Sweatshop Overlord by Kristina Wong, a COVID-19 cult comedy, which was presented at New York Theatre Workshop last fall (and received a Outstanding Solo Performance Outer Critics Circle Award nomination).
Congratulations to all!