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Streep to receive Monte Cristo Award

Published October 25. 2013 4:00AM

The Eugene O'Neill Theater Center will present its 14th annual Monte Cristo Award to theater, film, and television actress Meryl Streep in recognition of her achievements and contributions to American theater.

The award will be presented to Streep by fellow O'Neill artist and Yale classmate Joe Grifasi at a gala dinner held in her honor in New York City on April 21, 2014. Further details on the location and program will be announced at a later date. A graduate of Vassar College and Yale School of Drama, one of Streep's first professional jobs after Yale was at the O'Neill's National Playwrights Conference in 1975, acting in five plays over six weeks.

For sponsorship opportunities, table and ticket reservations, or more information about the O'Neill's Monte Cristo Award, contact Ainslie Seeber at (860) 443-5378, ext. 285, or events@theoneill.org.

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