Early-, mid-, and late-career artists will each receive $25,000 for their achievements.
The sixth installation of the program will include four writers.
The playwright and director, best known for his collaborations with Stephen Sondheim, receives the 2015 Mr. Abbott Award.
The New Jersey theatre was commended for their commitment to autism-friendly performances.
Hnath is the first recipient of the Kesselring Prize since the award’s six-year absence.
The long-serving producing artistic director of East West Players is honored for his contributions to the resident theatre movement and to Asian-American theatre artists.
Lin-Manuel Miranda, Mimi Lien, and Basil Twist are among those rewarded for their creativity and artistic potential.
The playwright will fill a position formerly occupied by Pulitzer Prize-winner Quiara Alegría Hudes.
The ceremony honors artistic achievement Off-Off Broadway.
Among the grantees are Emerson College, the National New Play Network, and TCG.