Tina Howe: Playwright Best Known for “Coastal Disturbances”

From a New York Times obit by Neil Genzlinger headlined “Tina Howe, Playwright Best Known for ‘Coastal Disturbances,’ Dies at 85”:

Tina Howe, who in plays that could be extravagant productions or small-cast gems zeroed in on the humor, heartache and solidity of her characters’ lives, particularly the female ones, died in Manhattan.

Ms. Howe was twice a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in drama, for “Painting Churches” in 1984 and “Pride’s Crossing” in 1997. Her “Coastal Disturbances” had a 350-performance run on Broadway in 1987 and was nominated for the Tony Award for best play.