The August Wilson American Century Cycle Award celebrates theatres who have staged all 10 plays.
Akhtar will receive a cash prize of $100,000 for his play about junk bond tycoons of the 1980s.
Her play ‘Welcome to Matteson!’ will be developed at Chicago’s American Blues Theater.
Colette Robert and ensemble company Little Lord are among the artists who will be given money and space to develop new work.
The recipients are Jay Adana, Andrew R. Butler and Andrew Farmer, Emily Kaczmarek and Zoe Sarnak, and Mark Sonnenblick.
Page 73 has named C.A. Johnson as the 2018 P73 Playwriting Fellow, and selected the 2018 Interstate 73 Writers Group.
This year’s winners include Phylicia Rashad, Linda Winer, Cricket S. Myers, Rohina Malik, and Adrienne Campbell-Holt.
Of $25 million in NEA grants this round, more than $2 million goes to 123 theatres across the U.S.
Love’s play ‘Sugar in Our Wounds’ will premiere at Manhattan Theatre Club this summer.
Five women artistic directors will receive grants to support their work and to foster a new generation of female leaders.