The producing fellows will join a larger class of fellows across the theatre industry.
This class of artist-activists are honored for their use of narratives to impact systemic racism and criminal justice reform.
Among the grants are nearly 300 for theatre organizations, earmarked for a total of more than $3.2 million.
The Minnesota company will produce three new plays, including one by the late playwright Barbara Field.
Finalists for the $35,000 prize and six-week residency include Luis Alfaro, Eisa Davis, and Madeleine George.
This year’s recipients are Kenan Arun, Nathaniel J. Bice, Chibueze Crouch, Mitchell Jakubka, Gabriel Nuñez de Arco, and Grisel (GG) Torres.
The new fellowship is designed to support, nurture, and develop professional Jewish artists of color at the intersection of Jewish art and identity.
10 outstanding early-to-mid-career playwrights will be celebrated with 2021 Steinberg Playwright Awards in the amount of $10,000 each.
The Cygnet Theatre commission awards the playwright $10,000 and an unrestricted time limit to create a new play.
The festival also introduced the new GROW Light designation to shine a light on additional artists and projects.