Tina Howe. Tina Howe's best known plays include Birth and After Birth, Museum, The Art of Dining, Painting Churches, Coastal Disturbances and Pride's Crossing. Among her many awards are an Obie, a Guggenheim, a New York Drama Critics' Circle Award, a Tony nomination, a Pulitzer finalist twice and a couple of honorary degrees. Grove Press recently published her translations of Eugï¿½ne Ionesco's The Bald Soprano and The Lesson. She has been a Visiting Professor of playwriting at Hunter College since 1990. Her most recent play, Chasing Manet opens at Primary Stages in spring of 2009.