Lynn Nottage

Lynn Nottage

The Guthrie Theater will present an “In Conversation” event with two-time Pulitzer Prize winner Lynn Nottage, playwright of this season’s “Floyd’s,” and Guthrie Artistic Director Joseph Haj.

The event takes place July 22 at 7:30 p.m. on the Wurtele Thrust Stage at the Guthrie, 818 S. 2nd St., Minneapolis.

Considered one of the most powerful voices in American theater, Nottage has produced a notable body of work earning her two Pulitzers. During this one-on-one conversation, Nottage and Haj will discuss her career, her creative process and the Guthrie commission that led to the creation of “Floyd’s.”

Her Pulitzer Prize-winning play “Sweat” will close the Guthrie’s 2019–2020 season. Nottage describes the two plays as being “pieces in conversation with one another.”

Nottage is the first woman in history to win two Pulitzer Prizes for Drama (“Ruined” in 2009 and “Sweat” in 2017). Recently named one of TIME’s 100 Most Influential People, Nottage brings her work to the Guthrie stage for the second time.

In addition, Nottage is working with composer Ricky Ian Gordon to adapt her play “Intimate Apparel” into an opera and she is a writer and producer on the Netflix series, “She’s Gotta Have It.”

The Guthrie’s “In Conversation” series invites the community to listen in on discussions with artists and cultural leaders on topics related to current or upcoming work on our stages. Tickets are $15, $20 and $25 and are on sale now through the Guthrie Box Office at (612) 377-2224 or online at

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