The Dramatists Guild of America recognizes Corthron’s theatrical body of work.
The celebration will include performances from the original Broadway and Off-Broadway revival casts of ‘Merrily We Roll Along.’
The recipients are Intisar Awisse, Tai A Grauman, Bianca Guimarães de Manuel, Crystal Lee, Nikki Shaffeeullah, Olivia Shortt, and Echo Zhou.
A total of $76,000 from licensing fees and publishing royalties of ‘Slave Play’ will be randomly awarded to 152 writers.
Sharon Bridgforth, Mashuq Mushtaq Deen, Andrew Rosendorf, Riti Sachdeva, Charly Evon Simpson, Crystal Skillman, and Jonathan Spector join the program.
Star Finch will develop new works and facilitate writing groups as part of the three-year residency.
Aaron Posner’s ‘Life Sucks’ wins for best new play, and Mark Blum, Wynn Handman, and Julia Miles join the Hall of Fame.
The selected playwrights have been commissioned to write plays about science.
This summer, 18 musical theatre writers and teams will develop 9 projects remotely.
The prize recognizes the writer for ‘How the Light Gets In’ and comes with $25,000.