Playwright Lynn Nottage is unafraid of challenging and painful subjects. Ruined (2009) looks at rape as a tool of war. Sweat (2017) investigates the racial and political divides in a small Pennsylvania town. Her new play, Floyd’s—a Guthrie commission—is the story of formerly incarcerated men at the dawn of their freedom. Nottage, by the way, received the Pulitzer Prize for Drama for Ruined, and then again for Sweat. She is the first woman to win the prize twice. —C.J.F.
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