Winners of the $275,000 honor from the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation include Paul S. Flores, Shawn Sides, Cynthia Hopkins, Mildred Ruiz-Sapp and Steven Sapp.
Critics shower awards on Northern California theatre, with 64 recipients across 22 categories.
Fernanda Coppel, Halley Feiffer and Benjamin Scheuer will receive the inaugural commissions.
This summer, 14 projects—from a Fidel Castro musical to a movement-based Murakami adaptation—will be developed in the theatre’s new-works program.
The prize includes a $25,000 commission.
The co-artistic director of Penumbra Theatre Company was one of 23 regional leaders awarded the $100,000 fellowship.
The American Theatre Wing has named the winner of the grants for musical theatre writers.
The former Village Voice critic takes the award for online writing at TheaterMania.com, particularly two pieces, one playful, the other thoughtful.
The literary awards, given to 10 writers each year, has gone to the playwrights of ‘Mr. Burns, A Post-Electric Play’ and ‘The Christians.’
Tony-winning costume designer Jess Goldstein and scenic designer Douglas W. Schmidt are among the winners of the design-centric awards.