In 2018, the Provincetown Theater Artistic Director David Drake and the board of directors of the Provincetown Theater Foundation created the Provincetown American Playwright Award (PAPA). An annual tribute engaging Provincetown’s literary heritage as the Birthplace of Modern American Drama, the PAPA is presented each year to honor a living American writer whose contributions have paid invaluable witness to the American experience in ways that’ve nurtured and expanded the spirit of our souls – not only on our own country’s stages but on the world stage as well. The recipient is honored at a fundraising benefit each summer at the bayside home of longtime Provincetown arts supporters Ken Fulk & Kurt Wootton.
Our 2021 PAPA Awards will take place on Saturday August 14 at the historic Mary Heaton Vorse House in the East End. This year, in addition to presenting the PAPA, we’ll also be inaugurating two new awards: The Provincetown Theater Trailblazer Award & the Provincetown Theater Icon Award. For tickets to the 2021 PAPA, please click here