Rebecca Gilman wins top honor from American Theater Critics Association

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The American Theater Critics Association has awarded the 2015 Harold and Mimi Steinberg/American Theatre Critics Award to playwright Rebecca Gilman for her work, “Luna Gale.” The top honor from the organization was presented this weekend at a ceremony in Louisville, Ky.

The powerhouse drama, about a social worker with an overwhelming caseload (and plenty of baggage of her own) who must decide whether to leave a child with drug-addict parents or place her with a grandmother who is a religious fundamentalist, had its world premiere at the Goodman Theatre in 2014, under the direction of Robert Falls.

The $25,000 award is in recognition of work that premiered outside of New York City last year.

Jordan Baker (Cindy), Richard Thieriot (Pastor Jay) and Mary Beth Fisher (Caroline) in the 2014 world-premiere production of “Luna Gale” at the Goodman Theatre. | Goodman Theatre Photo

Jordan Baker (Cindy), Richard Thieriot (Pastor Jay) and Mary Beth Fisher (Caroline) in the 2014 world-premiere production of “Luna Gale” at the Goodman Theatre. | Goodman Theatre Photo

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