The organization has awarded the Florida drama program with the Spirit of Thespis Award.
Among 10 emerging writers, the Whiting Awards recognize playwrights Nathan Alan Davis, Hansol Jung, and Antoinette Nwandu.
The League of Professional Theatre Women’s annual awards honored Rohina Malik, Cricket S. Meyers, Linda Winer, Emily Joy Weiner, Adrienne Campbell-Holt, and Phylicia Rashad.
The grants will support theatre programs at 50 high schools across the country.
The British playwright will receive $25,000 and a de Kooning print.
The program hopes to garner a total of 20 plays from a range of emerging and experienced playwrights.
Each will receive $165,000.
The LGBTQ awards’ drama category also includes ‘Composure,’ ‘Everybody’s Talking About Jamie,’ ‘The Gulf,’ and ‘How Black Mothers Say I Love You.’
The list comprises works by Juliany Taveras, Geogina Escobar, Briandaniel Oglesby, Elaine Avila, Darrel Alejandro Holnes, Benjamin Benne, Caridad Svich, and Noah Diaz.
Kennedy will receive a cash prize and the opportunity to design at the Eugene O’Neill Theater Center.