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Title Houston Voice, No. 1173, April 18, 2003
Contributor
  • Weaver, Penny
Publisher Window Media
Date April 18, 2003
Language English
Subject
  • LGBTQ community
  • LGBTQ people
  • Gay liberation movement
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  • Houston, Texas
Genre
  • newspapers
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  • Text
Identifier OCLC: 31485329
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  • University of Houston Libraries Special Collections
  • LGBT Research Collection
  • Montrose Voice
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Transcript HOUSTON VOICE www.houston voice.com APRIL 18, 2003 5 :.! in SK :!i S :>»•>' i<< W i" *";" 3 "■• ";■£.' i": I' . '.S'; Gay issues touched on in Pulitzer wins PULITZER, continued from Page 1 Gay playwright edged out Two plays by gay writers were 2003 finalists in the Drama category but did not win the Pulitzer. Edward Albee, a Houston resident who is the single most recognized gay Pulitzer winner in history. and Richard Greenberg were the finalists who bowed to "Anna in the Tropics" by Nilo Cruz. "Take Me Out," Greenberg's fictional tale of a star Major League Baseball player who comes out as gay, follows a string of the writer's popular plays that tackle gay subject matter. When the awards were announced, Greenberg didn't expect to win and went to Yankee Stadium for opening day amid a new passion for baseball that inspired the play, according to the Chicago Sun-Times. "I was planning to leave my cell phone at home, because I didn't want anything to ruin the day," Greenberg told the paper. "But my agent made it very clear that I just couldn't do that." Greenberg said that he was "really not at all convinced" that he would win anyway. "Anna in the Tropics" also edged out Albee's "The Goat or Who is Sylvia?" — the writer's fifth finalist nod for the Pulitzer Prize for Drama. He has walked away with awards three times — in 1967 for "A Delicate Balance," in 1975 for "Seascape" and in 1994 for "Three Tall Women." In a controversial decision, Albee's most famous play was recommended by a jury for a Pulitzer but didn't become a finalist. "In 1963, the Drama jury nominated Edward Albee's 'Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?,' but the board found the script insufficiently 'uplifting,' a complaint that related to arguments over sexual permissiveness and rough dialogue," according to Seymour Topping, administrator of the The Pulitzers' gay history The Pulitzer Prizes has a history of recognizing gay'writers and topics in its 86-year history. A partial list: Drama (Winner) "Seascape" by Edward Albee Drama (Winner) "Angels in America: Millennium Approaches" . by Tony Kushner Drama (Winner) "Three Tall Women" by Edward Albee Drama (Winner) "Sunday in the Park With George" Music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim Drama (Finalist) "The Destiny of Me" by Larry Kramer Drama (Finalist) "A Perfect Ganesh" by Terrence McNally (Winner) "AIDS in Africa" series byMarkSchoofs (Photo courtesy the Wall Street Journal) Drama (Finalist) Drama (Finalist) "The Play About "The Goat or Who is the Baby" Sylvia" by Edward Albee by Edward Albee Drama (Finalist) "Take Me Out" Richard Greenberg (Graphic by John Nail) Pulitzer Prizes until 2002. As is its purview, the board elected not to offer a 1963 award in Drama despite the jury's recommendation of Albee for the award. The panel sometimes chooses not to give awards in all of its 21 categories. Not 'captive to popular inclinations' The Pulitzer Prizes Board reviews recommendations from expert panels of jurors in any given category. Board members only vote on works they have read or seen performed. "Over the years, the Pulitzer board has at times been targeted by critics for awards made or not made," Topping said. "Controversies also have arisen over decisions made by the board counter to the advice of juries.... The board has not been captive to popular inclinations." The Pulitzer Board, a collection of professors at Columbia University's Joseph Pulitzer School of Journalism as well as newspaper executives and scholars from around the country, has grown less conservative on social issues, Topping said. The contrast between the views of the board against Albee in 1963 and a sweeping win for another gay playwright points up the difference, he said. "In 1993, the prize went to Tony Kushner's Angels in America: Millennium Approaches,' a play that dealt with problems of homosexuality and AIDS and whose script was replete with obscenities," Topping said. The list of gay Pulitzer winners probably started with the 1923 Pulitzer Prize for a Novel to "One of Ours" by Willa Cather, whose lesbian inclinations were proven by scholars after her death. After Albee, the most recognizable name on the list of gay winners is Tennessee Williams, who won two Pulitzer Prizes for Drama: "A Streetcar Named Desire" in 1948 and "Cat on a Hot Tin Roof" in 1955. The 1980s and '90s saw a surge in gay winners as news coverage and arts dealt with the AIDS epidemic. The Pulitzer Prize Board has recognized 14 Journalism winners for coverage of AIDS issues since 1985, and the Drama prize in 1993 was dominated by AIDS plays. Kushner's "Angels in America" won out over "The Destiny of Me" by Larry Kramer. The '90s also saw an uptick on the winner's list for other gay issues and gay writers. Four Journalism prizes for gay topics went out, including articles on civil unions, gay male culture and domestic partner benefits. Terrence McNally's "A Perfect Ganesh," Jonathan Larson's "Rent" and Atlanta resident Margaret Edson's "Wit" ali pulled Pulitzers for Drama in the '90s. Michael Cunningham's "The Hours" won the prize for Fiction in 1999. In 2000, gay former Village Voice reporter Mark Schoofs won for International Reporting on AIDS in Africa. WINNER I ACADEMY award* •BEST ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY PEDRO ALMODOVAR "BEST PICTURE H OF THE YEAR!" THE NEW YORK TIMES _ TIME MAGAZINE {& PREMIERE MAGAZINE WINNER BAFTA AWARDS BEST ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY talktoher a film by Almodovar NOW PLAYING AT THESE THEATRES LANDMARK RIVER OAKS 3 AMC STUDIO 30 2009 W. 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