‘Between Riverside and Crazy’ is the winner of the 2015 Pulitzer Prize for drama. Jordan Harrison and Suzan-Lori Parks are named as finalists.
The playwright’s docutheatre piece, about an infamous case involving a young slave convicted for killing her master, takes top prize.
The inheritor of the defunct L.A. Weekly Awards honored the town’s 99-seat-and-under theatres, which are feeling besieged at the moment.
The winners of the award for promising musical theatre lyricists and librettists receive a total of $100,000 each, payable over two years, with the honor.
Given by History Matters/Back to the Future, whose goal is to expand the male-dominated theatrical canon, the award recognizes students for their creative responses to classics by women.
Eleven fellows will participate in the program, which encompasses four different areas of study.
Lucas Hnath and Nathan Alan Davis were also named cited as runners-up.
The Polish-born playwright will receive $100,000 in artistic support, health insurance benefits and living expenses.
The Bay Area actor receives $10,000 and a year of mentorship from Theatre Bay Area and the RHE Foundation.
Writers of ‘The Elaborate Entrance of Chad Diety,’ ‘The Christians’ and ‘The Body of an American,’ respectively, receive the midcareer honor.