Mimi Kilgore, creator of the prestigious Blackburn Award for Women in the Theater
I know, I know, we’re in shadow, but Mimi Kilgore represents light even in shadow. At a dark time in her life, when her sister, Susan Smith Blackburn, an actress and writer, died in 1977, Mimi honored her memory with the Blackburn Prize for women who have written works of outstanding quality for the English-speaking theater. Quite a number who have won this prize go on to earn a Pulitzer Prize! What a pleasure to be at 2013 Lilly Awards on June 3rd at Playwrights Horizon to see Mimi Kilgore receive one!