Arts & Entertainment


2016 Winner: Kirsten Greenidge


February was a busy month for BU professor Kirsten Greenidge, who had two plays running on local stages at the same time. The Huntington Theatre Company presented Milk Like Sugar, an Obie winner about teens who enter a pregnancy pact, while the New Repertory Theatre and the Boston Center for American Performance teamed up for Baltimore—a timely drama about a resident assistant dealing with racism in the dorm—as part of a rolling world premiere that hit campuses across the country. And the Arlington native has several new projects in the works, including a Kennedy Center commission. Writing about issues of race, gender and class with wit and compassion, she has us on the edge of our seats.