Jackie Sibblies Drury’s meditation on race and the white gaze has earned her $25,000.
Padilla will receive a $10,000 cash prize for ‘How to Defend Yourself.’
Antoinette Nwandu, Grace McLean, and Dominique Morisseau are among the women receiving up to $50,000 from the Women’s Film, TV, and Theatre Fund.
The writer’s ‘Alma (or #nowall)’ wins a cash prize and development at the Chicago theatre.
The selected theatres will use the funding for various community engagement projects with a focus on youth and multigenerational audiences.
The annual contest showcases their picks for current top works by American playwrights.
This year’s recipients include Julia Gytri and Avi Amon, Emily Gardner Xu Hall, Andy Roninson, and Ben Wexler.
The annual awards recognize the work of San Diego theatres, with top winners being the Old Globe and Lamb’s Players.
More than $500,000 has been awarded in scholarships and grants to 30 student artists and 13 school communities.
The Rhode Island-based playwright, poet, and community engagement manager will develop new works at the theatre.