The commission, now in its second year, was created to help new playwrights develop their work.
The collaboration aims to advance the inclusion of people with disabilities in entertainment.
The playwright/screenwriter will be honored by the Eugene O’Neill Theater Center in April.
Emerging playwrights Mariah L. Richardson, Shualee Cook, and Kristin Idaszak have been selected to participate.
They will each receive $100,000 in recognition of their work as lyricists; Charlie Sohne is also recognized for his work as a librettist.
The sixth round of grants will support new and existing international collaborations.
The playwright receives the fifth annual award for his play ‘The Bandaged Place.’
The foundation also announced the five winners of the inaugural Knight New Work Miami initiative and honored 21 Knight Arts Champions.
Sam Chanse, Dipika Guha, and Dave Harris have been selected for the two-year fellowship.
The playwright’s body of work will be celebrated at a ceremony next week.