The $25,000 grant aims to recognize a deserving artist and keep a spotlight on the field’s gender inequity.
The winners will receive $65,000 along with opportunities to have their musical developed at various theatrical institutions.
She will receive $35,000 and a residency to develop a multidisciplinary piece called ‘Lighthouse of the Singing Birds.’
Both playwrights will receive $100,000, an increased prize amount reflecting the Steinberg Trust’s acknowledgement of tough times facing writers.
The partnership will grant paid internship opportunities to SCSU students.
The five fellows will create new works at Princeton’s Lewis Center for the Arts.
A Pulitzer finalist for ‘Kristina Wong, Sweatshop Overlord,’ she will create a new work about food insecurity as the first recipient of a new award from En Garde Arts.
A new program from TYA/USA, which partners its writers with 24 major TYA theatres, is billed as the largest such effort ever undertaken in the field.
The annual new-play series, featuring plays by Keith Bunin, Idris Goodwin, Noelle Viñas, and Lia Romeo, runs Dec. 1-12.
Next week’s awards ceremony will feature a conversation among Hausmann, playwright Sarah Ruhl, and the author’s nephew, Tappan Wilder.