Chosen by the Lark out of 286 applicants, she’ll embark on a two-year fellowship to develop a new play.
The festival will include works by Sigrid Gilmer, David Jacobi, Kemp Powers, Barbara Seyda, José Cruz González, Matthew Lopez, and Lauren Yee.
The 2018 season will feature Dolly Parton’s ‘9 to 5,’ Neil Simon’s ‘Barefoot in the Park,’ and the 35th annual Young Audience Outreach Tour.
Janney returns to the festival as honorary chair after serving on the honorary committee at the inaugural festival in 2015.
Songs from Samuel E. Wright highlighted a night honoring the National Council of the American Theatre and the ‘War Paint’ creative team.
The San Francisco theatre will present two contemporary plays at Potrero Stage in 2018.
Melisa Annis and Corbin Went are the inaugural recipients of the commissioning prize.
The annual awards ceremony for Chicago Equity theatre was held on Nov. 6.
Corwin will be honored by the League of Professional Theatre Women for her work as the founder of the Theatre on Film and Tape Archive at the New York Public Library.
The prize comes with $100,000.