Five emerging directors will received professional development opportunities through the fellowship.
The Tony-winning director will be presented with the award at the foundation’s 2017 gala.
The annual award recognizes excellence in direction and choreography during the New York theatre season.
He is set to assume his post in early November.
The director will receive $5,000 and was recognized for her work in the Central region of the country.
The emerging director will work alongside Pam MacKinnon on a production at the Ahmanson Theatre.
The 2016 recipients are Joshua Chase Gold and Diane Rodriguez.
Jessica Holt, Laley Lippard, Jeff Liu, Madeline Sayet, and M. Graham Smith will be the second group to participate in the program.
Ryan’s ‘Every Path’ will be featured in La Jolla Playhouse’s 2015 Without Walls Festival.
The playwright and director, best known for his collaborations with Stephen Sondheim, receives the 2015 Mr. Abbott Award.