Schenkkan, O’Brien win award honoring Kennedy


AP

NEW YORK — Dan O’Brien’s “The Body of an American” and Robert Schenkkan’s “All the Way” have been named the inaugural winners of a theater award honoring the late U.S. Sen. Edward Kennedy.

Columbia University on Friday said the playwrights will share the award and US$100,000, one of the largest prizes given for dramatic writing.

The Edward M. Kennedy Prize for Drama Inspired by American History honors a new play or musical that explores the United States’ past and deals with great issues of the day.