The cohort includes Alexander (Lex) Turner, Lanise Antoine Shelley, Christina Casano, Jeremy Ohringer, and Aliza Feder.
Zakiyyah Alexander, Jaclyn Backhaus, E.M. Lewis, Mary Katheryn Nagle, Sara Nović, and Sanaz Toossi will create works for the project.
Four Chicago-based writers will develop new works as part of the year-long residency.
A total of $970,000 has been awarded to artists and organizations to support the development and touring of 8 theatre projects.
The new scholarship will honor Kim’s legacy by supporting emerging costume designers.
The prize comes with $275,000 each.
Artists receive cash rewards of $7,000.
Charly Evon Simpson and Abe Koogler will receive prestigious playwriting award.
Six theatres will use the funding for various community engagement projects focused on youth and multi-generational audiences.
18-year-olds Ekele Ukegbu and Ethan Kelso took home top Jimmy Awards after an emotional and entertaining event.