Polish-born playwright wins Pulitzer Prize
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Polish-born playwright Martyna Majok has won the 2018 Pulitzer Prize for Drama for her work "Cost of Living."
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The drama was hailed by the jury as “an honest, original work that invites audiences to examine diverse perceptions of privilege and human connection through two pairs of mismatched individuals: a former trucker and his recently paralyzed ex-wife, and an arrogant young man with cerebral palsy and his new caregiver.”
“I tried to tell the story of our contacts with people and the need for such relationships,” Majok told Poland's PAP news agency about the play.
Majok migrated to the United States with her family at age five. Her plays, which include Ironbound and John, Who’s Here from Cambridge, have been staged in cities such as New York, Washington and Chicago.
She has received many prizes, among them the Charles MacArthur Award, the Lanford Wilson Award and the David Calicchio Emerging American Playwright Prize.
Source: Onet.pl, Rzeczpospolita, PAP