Five women artistic directors will receive grants to support their work and to foster a new generation of female leaders.
The inaugural grants will support playwrights and the production of new works at theatres across the country.
The Dramatists Guild of America will present the playwright with a cash prize later this year.
The awards celebrate theatre companies and artists in Southern California.
A winner will be selected in early March.
The playwright is lauded for the world premiere production of ‘Love Sick’ at Jewish Circle Theatre.
Majok is the first female recipient of the playwriting prize.
Actors’ Equity Association recognizes Rauch’s efforts to promote equity, diversity, and inclusion.
The new cohort includes Shawn Hamilton, Phillip Luna, Nicky Paraiso, Esteban Andres Cruz, Autumn Ness, Celeste Den, and Sarita Ocón.
Plays by Ayad Akhtar, Kristen Childs, Lisa Loomer, Dominique Morisseau, and Lauren Yee are up for the award.