Annie Baker calls Pulitzer drama win 'amazing'

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Associated Press

Posted on April 16, 2014 at 7:04 AM

Updated Wednesday, Apr 16 at 7:05 AM

NEW YORK (AP) — Annie Baker was teaching a playwriting class at New York University when her phone exploded with rings. Her students soon learned their teacher had just won one of theater's biggest honors — the Pulitzer Prize for drama.

But class wasn't over, so Baker continued teaching and mentoring. She says it was amazing to find out and immediately go back to teaching.

Her winning play "The Flick" features three low-paid employees of a rundown movie theater. The play performed off-Broadway at Playwrights Horizons last year was hailed by the judges as "a hilarious and heart-rending cry for authenticity in a fast-changing world."

Plans are already in the works to remount "The Flick" again in New York.

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