(From Gail Parenteau / Parenteau Guidance)


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New York, NY — May 21, 2012 — The 57th Annual Obie


4000 Miles by Amy Herzog received the Obie Award for Best New American Play, which is accompanied by a $1,000 prize. Caridad Svich—a playwright, translator, and teacher—received the Obie Award for Lifetime Achievement. A complete list of awards is given below.


Best New American Play (with $1,000 prize)

Amy Herzog

4000 Miles (Lincoln Center Theater)



Cherise Boothe

Milk Like Sugar (Playwrights Horizons and the Women's Project)

Steven Boyer

Hand to God (Ensemble Studio Theatre/Youngblood)

Sweet and Sad Ensemble:

Jon DeVries, Shuler Hensley, Maryann Plunkett, Laila Robins, Jay O. Sanders, J. Smith-Cameron (The Public Theater)

Gabriel Ebert and Mary Louise Wilson

4000 Miles (Lincoln Center Theater)

Jim Fletcher

Sustained Excellence

Santino Fontana

Sons of the Prophet (The Roundabout Theatre)

Linda Lavin

The Lyons (The Vineyard Theatre)

Susan Pourfar

Tribes (Barrow Street Theatre)



Kirsten Greenidge

Milk Like Sugar (Playwrights Horizons and the Women's Project)



Richard Maxwell

Early Plays (The Wooster Group and St. Ann's Warehouse)

Jay Scheib

World of Wires (The Kitchen)



Mark Barton, Sustained Excellence of Lighting Design

Mimi Lien, Sustained Excellence of Set Design

Matt Tierney and Ben Williams, sound design

The Select (The Sun Also Rises) (New York Theatre Workshop)


Special Citations

Mark Bennett, Denis O'Hare, Lisa Peterson, and Stephen Spinella

An Iliad (New York Theatre Workshop)

Elevator Repair Service

Sustained Excellence

Erin Courtney and Ken Rus Schmoll

A Map of Virtue (13P)

Steven Hoggett, Martin Lowe, and John Tiffany

Once (New York Theatre Workshop)

Daniel Kitson

It's Always Right Now, Until It's Later (St. Ann's Warehouse)

Ethan Lipton & His Orchestra

No Place to Go (The Public Theater/Joe's Pub)

Ross Wetzsteon Grant ($1,000)

Youngblood (Ensemble Studio Theatre)



The Bushwick Starr ($2,500)

The Debate Society ($2,500)

Lifetime Achievement

Caridad Svich


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