Center Stage adds a new writing initiative for local playwrights to collaborate and develop new work at the regional theatre.
While CBS ran commercials, a lot of important, even historic, awards were doled out.
A dozen awards recognizing women in theatre and their advocates were given at the annual ceremony.
The theatre’s Disability Visibility Project aims to encourage more productions from a growing theatrical literature, and more work for disabled artists.
Lin-Manuel Miranda’s musical took home seven prizes and Simon Stephen’s play won six, in every category it was nominated in.
Elizabeth A. Davis, Kirsten Childs and Mike Lew are among the artists who will develop new musicals at the Upstate New York retreat.
Cristina Castro and James Tyler will each receive the $14,000 fellowship for early-career writers of color.
Big winners included ‘Hamilton,’ ‘You Got Older’ and ‘The Invisible Hand,’ and a special award went to Signature Theatre’s James Houghton.
‘Between Riverside and Crazy’ wins for best new play, and posthumous awards are given to Arthur Gelb, Judith Malina and Marian Seldes.
Marisa R. Carr, Junauda Petrus and Eliza Rasheed will develop new work in the theatre’s seven-month development program.