The list author says: "For the drama prize, a jury, usually composed of three critics, one academic and one playwright, attends plays both in New York and the regional theaters. The award in drama goes to a playwright but production of the play as well as script are taken into account. 2006: No Award 1996-97: No 1985-86: No award 1973-74: No award"
"Pulitzer winner 2010 "Next to Normal," a musical about the complexity and heartbreak of a woman's mental illness and its effect on her family, has won the 2010 Pulitzer Prize for drama. It is the eighth musical to win the Pulitzer Prize for drama. The first was Â“Of Thee I SingÂ” in 1932 and the last was Â“RentÂ” in 1996."
"Pulitzer winner 2008-2009: Ruined by Lynn Nottage. About the consequences of war for women. Based on Mother Courage and Her Children by Bertol Brecht.The women are caught in the crossfire of menÂ’s war in the Congo, Mama Nadi and her girls survive by profiting from the menÂ’s loneliness and their desire."