University of Scranton Distinguished Author Award Presentation: Stephen Karam
Airs Sunday, November 20th at Noon and Tuesday, November 22nd at 7p on WVIA-TV
Stephen Karam is best known for his Tony-Award winning play The Humans, which centers on a Thanksgiving dinner in a New York City apartment, hosted by a former Scrantonian for her parents, sister, and grandmother, who have traveled in for the day from Northeastern Pennsylvania for the holiday. In addition to the Tony, The Humans was also awarded the Drama Desk Award, the New York Drama Critics Circle Award, the Outer Critics Circle Award, the Drama League Award, and was a finalist for the 2016 Pulitzer Prize. Mr. Karam also received the 2016 Obie Award for Playwriting. A graduate of Brown University, Stephen was born and raised in Scranton, PA.