Agosto is the first fellow in Diversionary’s new program aimed at fostering and elevating LGBTQ BIPOC leaders.
The residency-based award includes a cash prize and artistic development support.
The first round of grants will support 40 theatre school programs across the country.
The prize, given by the National Arts Club, comes with a $25,000 award.
Hughes will be presented with the honor at the Henry Hewes Design Awards virtual ceremony on Oct. 14.
The award includes a $275,000 prize for each artist.
The winning script ‘The Chinese Lady’ premiered in 2018 as a co-production between Ma-Yi Theater Company and Barrington Stage Company.
The inaugural round of the commission has been awarded to five Afro/Black-Latina playwrights.
Nine projects will receive $500 to produce in Fertile Ground’s virtual New Works Festival.
The award, given to an emerging woman playwright, recognizes Walker’s play ‘The Madres’ with a $10,000 honorarium.