2013: John Sinner
(Playwright and Director)
John Sinner, a Los Angeles-based playwright and director, was selected as the recipient of Center Theatre Group’s 2013 Richard E. Sherwood Award. Sinner’s work—an innovative mix of surrealism, lyrical-emotive language, provocation, hyper-drama, stylized sets and movement, and multimedia effects—reveals the inner voices of his disenfranchised characters and their attempts to transcend the boundaries (both imposed and self-created) of a patriarchal society. Sinner is the Founder and Producing Artistic Director of the nonprofit Theatre Revelation, a company of experimental artists that has independently produced his work through invitations from international festivals and other presenters in Amsterdam, New York City, and California. Los Angeles serves as his company's home base.