Congratulations, Peter — AGAIN!

San Francisco playwright Peter Sinn Nachtrieb has won yet another award for his play Hunter Gatherers.

Here’s some of the press release that came out of Louisville, Ky., on Saturday:

The American Theatre Critics Association (ATCA) has selected Peter Sinn Nachtrieb’s Hunter Gatherers to receive the 2006 Harold and Mimi Steinberg /American Theatre Critics Association New Play Award.

The presentation occured March 31 at Actors Theatre of Louisville during the Humana Festival of New American Plays. The award includes a cash prize of $25,000 — the largest monetary prize for a national playwriting award — and a commemorative plaque. Two others, Michael Hollinger and Jeff Daniels, will receive citations and $7,500 each. All are first-time recipients of these prizes.

“The long-standing partnership between the Harold & Mimi Steinberg Charitable Trust and the American Theatre Critics Association has recognized some of today’s greatest writers, and helped identify the great playwrights of tomorrow,” said trustee Jim Steinberg. “We’re delighted to help support the unique telling of tales on the American stage.”

Hunter Gatherers is an inky dark comedy portraying two seemingly civilized couples descending into the chaos of primal urges. It was first produced in June 2006 at Killing My Lobster in San Francisco.

And to think we got to see it first. As you may recall (if you don’t, see below), last weekend, Peter won the Glickman New Play award, which is presented to the best play to have its premiere in the Bay Area.

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