The scholarship is for student arts administrators and recent graduate from historically underrepresented populations.
Jones-Darrell will compose music and sound design for Cleveland Public Theatre season productions.
Commissions were awarded to Tori Sampson, David Adjmi, and Aleshea Harris, among others.
The Awards offer extended development time to premieres to extend the life of the plays beyond their first productions.
The Festival will present staged readings of plays created by local playwrights.
The other winners include TDF’s Accessibility Programs and the late Neil Simon. They will each receive $5,000.
The songwriters will be each presented with a $60,000 cash prize next month.
The award from the Vineyard Theatre is named for Pultizer-winning playwright Paula Vogel.
The partnership has commissioned 10 new plays about science and technology.
The annual Chicago theatre awards honored Remy Bumppo Theatre Company and Court Theatre with five awards each,