Her play ‘cullud wattah’ is honored, with Kimber Lee’s ‘The Water Palace’ and Ife Olujobi’s ‘Jordans’ also specially commended.
The online festival will feature readings from plays and musicals, as well as talks with writers.
The grant program will benefit ten BIPOC, trans, and disabled artists.
The inaugural fellows include Amara Tabor-Smith, Margo Hall, Rodrigo Reyes, and the People’s Kitchen Collective.
The 2021 cohort includes multiple artists working in theatre, dance, and music.
Geva has commissioned 29 writers to pen works about historical women of Rochester.
Yussef El Guindi’s play ‘Refugee Rhapsody’ will receive a staged reading as part of the virtual 2021 Blue Ink Playwriting Festival.
Autumn J. Mitchell, Jeremy Pesigan, and Citlali Pizarro will work in the Production, New Work, and Connectivity departments, respectively.
The annual award honors English-language writers from all over the world who are at any stage of their careers.
Bekah Brunstetter and Charly Evon Simpson will develop new works for the first @PLAY series.