Playwright Quiara AlegrÍa Hudes, who earned her M.F.A. at Brown in 2004, has won the 2012 Pulitzer Prize for her play Water by the Spoonful, the second in a trilogy she is writing about  the trials of an Iraq war veteran. Hudes, 34, has been a Pulitzer finalist twice before — in 2009 for the book for the Broadway show In the Heights, and in 2007 for the play, Elliot, A Soldier's Fugue. Hudes is currently teaching  a playwriting workshop to undergraduates at Wesleyan University. Water by the Spoonful chronicles the return of an injured vet to his home in Philadelphia. His story is interspersed with those of four other people from around the globe. Much of the play is set in an Internet chat room, allowing the narratives to interweave. The Brown Alumni Magazine profiled Hudes in the November/December 2007 issue.

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