The awards will allow 28 productions more time for rehearsal and development with the entire creative team.
Kaneza Schaal’s initiative ‘Towards a New Collectivity’ will partner with five artists this summer.
The database will provide industry-wide statistics on race, gender, and disability in the American theatre.
Nick Hadikwa Mwaluko and Ayla Xuan Chi Sullivan will receive $5,000 to develop new work thanks to a new fellowship for Black trans and gender nonconforming (TGNC) playwrights.
Theatres from New York to Houston, brought together by Chicago director Chuck Smith, are joining forces to advance and advocate for their work.
The company is offering a total of 48 fellowships in 20 different areas of the theatre field.
This year’s recipients are Ashembaga (Ashe) Jaafaru, Margaret Ogas, and Alys Ayumi Ogura.
After 16 years at the helm of the L.A. regional powerhouse, he’ll step aside at the end of this calendar year.
Finalists for this year’s prize were ‘Circle Jerk’ by Michael Breslin and Patrick Foley and ‘Stew’ by Zora Howard.
With $1.635 million in support from the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation, the program aims to benefit U.S.-based theatres of color.