Playwrights Anchuli Felicia King and Emma Whipday’s works, inspired by ‘Othello’ and ‘Cymbeline,’ respectively, will be produced.
Finalists were ‘Dance Nation’ by Clare Barron and ‘What the Constitution Means to Me’ by Heidi Schreck.
The selected playwrights have been commissioned to write plays about science.
The scholarship will support emerging costume designers enrolled in a university or professional training program.
The annual conference will invite 20 playwrights to develop new works this summer.
Also cited were Noah Haidle’s ‘Birthday Candles’ and Jen Silverman’s ‘Witch,’ with the Osborn Award going to Spenser Davis’s ‘Plainclothes.’
The theatre will commission plays from graduates of University of California, San Diego’s playwriting program.
Graf won for her play ‘Exit Wounds,’ which explores the effect of a horrific tragedy on the perpetrator’s family.
The selected writers will develop their plays through workshops and public readings at the conference.
The two artists will be produced multiple times over a single season at the Off-Broadway theatre; Samuel D. Hunter, Lauren Yee, and collective the Mad Ones will join the Residency 5 program.