"Tiny Beautiful Things" by Cheryl Strayed, at the Public Theater in New York City, through Dec. 31. Pictured: Alfredo Narciso and Nia Vardalos. (Photo credit by Joan Marcus)

TCG Announces Recipients of 3rd Round Edgerton New Play Awards

The awards will fund extended development time for 16 productions around the country.

NEW YORK CITY: Theatre Communications Group (TCG) has announced the recipients of the third round of the 2016 Edgerton Foundation New Play Awards. The awards, totaling $669,000, will grant 16 productions of new plays extra time to develop and rehearse with the entire creative team, with the goal of extending the life of the play beyond its first run.

“It is incredible seeing the direct impact that the Edgerton award has on the productions it supports,” said Teresa Eyring, executive director of TCG, in a statement. “ Giving playwrights, directors, and creative team members the freedom of time so they can delve into the details inspires productions that live past their world premieres, and contribute to a new canon of American plays.”

The third round of the 2016 Edgerton Foundation New Play Awards were given to:

The Edgerton Foundation New Plays Program, directed by Brad and Louise Edgerton, was piloted in 2006 with Center Theatre Group in Los Angeles by offering two musicals in development an extended rehearsal period for the entire creative team, including the playwrights. The Edgerton Foundation received the 2011 TCG National Funder Award.

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