Soho Rep. Artistic Director Sarah Benson has won the Vilcek Prize for Creative Promise in Theatre. The Vilcek Foundation awards prizes to exceptional professionals in the biomedical science and arts professions. This is a major prize that honors foreign born artists who are based in the US.
According to their website, “The Vilcek Foundation awards the Vilcek Prizes annually to immigrants who have made lasting contributions to American society through their extraordinary achievements in biomedical research and the arts and humanities. Two prizes are awarded, one in biomedical research and one in the arts and humanities, in a field designated by the Foundation. In 2016, the arts category is theatre (previously: fine art, architecture, music, film, culinary arts, literature, dance, contemporary music, design, and fashion).