The fund was created to honor Undermain Theatre’s late founding artistic director.
Deborah Brevoort, José Casas, Jeffrey Couchman, Sean Daniels, Kate Hamill, Rachel Lynett, and Sandy Rustin will create new works for the company.
The Atlanta theatre will work with the director for a new-play-focused residency program.
The award from the Stage Directors and Choreographers Foundation includes a $5,000 prize.
Artists will develop work over the next 9 months, leading up to a works-in-progress reading series.
The award-winning actor, director, and playwright will join the company’s artistic staff for a three-year residency.
Branden Jacobs-Jenkins, Lynn Nottage, and Marco Ramirez will create work specifically for LCT’s Broadway stage.
The nominations cover eligible productions that opened between April 26, 2019 and Feb. 19, 2020, weeks before Broadway’s COVID-19 shutdown.
This year’s class comprises 10 playwrights and musical theatre writers.
Jonathan Alexandratos and Amanda L. Andrei will both receive $2,500 and developmental support for their play.