By Byrne Harrison
announced the finalists of this year's Lambda Literary Awards (the Lammys). This year featured a record number of nominations, with more than 520 titles represented from about 230 publishers.
The finalists in the category of LGBT drama are:
The Brother/Sister Plays, by Tarell Alvin McCraney (Theatre Communications Group)
Lydia, by Octavio Solis (Samuel French)
Oedipus at Palm Springs: A Five Lesbian Brothers Play, by Maureen Angelos, Dominique Dibbell, Peg Healey, & Lisa Kron (Samuel French)
Slipping, by Daniel Talbott (Dramatists Play Service)
With Bated Breath, by Bryden MacDonald (Talonbooks)
The ceremony will be held Thursday, May 26, 2011 at the School of Visual Arts Theater in New York City (333 W. 23rd St), and will be hosted by Lea DeLaria. Playwright Edward Albee is one of this year's honorees.
About the Lambda Literary Foundation
The Foundation nurtures, celebrates, and preserves LGBT literature through programs that honor excellence, promote visibility and encourage development of emerging writers. LLF’s programs include the Lambda Literary Awards, the Writers’ Retreat for Emerging LGBT Voices, and their web magazine at www.lambdaliterary.org.