CCNMTL Launches Websites Dedicated To Edward M. Kennedy Prize-Winning Plays

Columbia University Libraries/Information Services’ Columbia Center for New Media Teaching and Learning is pleased to announce the launch of two new websites dedicated to the inaugural winning plays of the Edward M. Kennedy Prize for Drama Inspired by American History: Dan O’Brien’s The Body of an American and Robert Schenkkan’s All the Way. The websites showcase the plays’ relationship to United States history and encourage public exploration of current issues grounded in historical understanding.  The award, known as the EMK Prize, was created by Ambassador Jean Kennedy Smith to honor the life and legacy of her brother Ted Kennedy, the late senator from Massachusetts. The prize is administered annually through Columbia University Libraries/Information Services and consists of a $100,000 award as well as an educational website to promote understanding of the works.