Best New Work
It was certainly among the year’s most ambitious projects. The Hypocrites founding artistic director Sean Graney, building on the success of 2011’s Sophocles: Seven Sicknesses, devoted a year to working full-time on his 12-hour adaptation of Sophocles, Aeschylus and Euripides that strung all 32 surviving Greek tragedies into one anachronistic but reverent narrative. Audiences, remarkably, wanted all-in: Weekend marathon performances sold out, while Friday night bite-size chunks were under attended.
Other nominees: The Downpour, Caitlin Parrish; The Humans, Stephen Karam; Native Son, Nambi E. Kelley; Shining Lives: A Musical, Jessica Thebus, Andre Pluess and Amanda Dehnert