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:
- Syncing Ink by NSangou Njikam at Alley Theatre
- Too Heavy for your Pocket by Jiréh Breon Holder at Alliance Theatre
- Archduke by Rajiv Joseph at Center Theatre Group
- Hood, The Story of Robin Hood by Douglas Carter Beane and Lewis Flinn at Dallas Theater Center
- Icebergs by Alena Smith at Geffen Playhouse
- Escape to Margaritaville, book by Greg Garcia Greg Garcia and Mike O’Malley, music by Jimmy Buffett, at La Jolla Playhouse
- Pipeline by Dominique Morisseau at Lincoln Center Theater
- Mosquitoes by Lucy Kirkwood at National Theatre of Great Britain
- Her Portmanteau by Mfoniso Udofia at New York Theatre Workshop
- Girl From North Country by Conor McPherson at the Old Vic
- Gently Down The Stream by Martin Sherman at the Public Theater
- Tiny Beautiful Things by Cheryl Strayed at the Public Theater
- Women of a Certain Age by Richard Nelson at the Public Theater
- The Hypocrite by Richard Bean at Royal Shakespeare Company
- A Doll’s House Part 2 by Lucas Hnath at South Coast Repertory
- Mary Jane by Amy Herzog at Yale Repertory Theatre
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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