The new 3-year program will support writers, directors, designers, choreographers, and other generative artists in the creation of new works with a connection to the D.C. area.
Playwrights Calley N. Anderson, Brysen Boyd, Devon Kidd, and Zakeia Tyson-Cross will participate in LTC’s 2022-23 Writing Residency Program, beginning in May.
The annual fellowship, established to support visionary Bay Area artists working in various disciplines, comes with unrestricted grants of $100,000, as well as supplemental support.
The award, established by theatrical producer Barbara Whitman in 2021, comes with a $10,000 prize for an early-career female, trans, or non-binary director.
Bethany Brinton, Crystal Manich, and Celeste Moreno are this year’s recipients.
It is the first debut play to receive the prize, which includes $25,000 and a signed limited-edition print by artist Willem de Kooning.
2 new fellowships in directing and stage management will begin next year.
Chiara Atik received the Steinberg/ATCA New Play Award for ‘Poor Clare,’ and Makasha Copeland received the M. Elizabeth Osborn Award for ‘Extreme Home Makeover.’
This year’s 180 fellows also include 6 choreographers and two scholars of performance and dance, respectively.
The award, which comes with a $60,000 prize, recognizes excellence in musical theatre songwriting among emerging talents.