This year’s winners are the Bengsons, Anna K. Jacobs, Rona Siddiqui, and Benjamin Velez.
Playwright Gina Femia joins Lynn Nottage as the two playwrights receiving awards at this year’s festival.
Tom Stoppard and Tanya Barfield are among this year’s PEN America literary honorees.
10 Fellows from across the globe will participate in the Lab’s 18-month residency program.
The playwright will receive the $25,000 prize this summer.
Emily Niemeyer and Emily Conklin become the first winners in the new expansion of the award from 1 to 2 playwrights.
Among the finalists are Dominique Morisseau, Celine Song, Aleshea Harris, Lucy Prebble, and Anne Washburn.
Songs from ‘Soft Power,’ ‘A Strange Loop,’ and a Prince deep cut highlighted a celebration of the National Black Theatre Festival and David Henry Hwang.
The award will recognize a middle or high school educator at this year’s International Thespian Festival.
The awards, funded by Mellon and Duke, recognize local artists in a wide range of disciplines.