Harris will receive a $30,000 commission and a six-week residency in Florida.
This year the annual award will be given to 20 playwrights in an effort to meet the immediate needs of writers.
From a vintage ‘Cinderella’ to the bracing ‘Is God Is,’ there’s something for every palate this week.
The Windham-Campbell Prize honors English-language writers all over the world at every stage of their careers.
Among the finalists are Dominique Morisseau, Celine Song, Aleshea Harris, Lucy Prebble, and Anne Washburn.
Commissions were awarded to Tori Sampson, David Adjmi, and Aleshea Harris, among others.
The other winners include TDF’s Accessibility Programs and the late Neil Simon. They will each receive $5,000.
Colleagues and former students of the playwright share how she helped shape their lives and work.
A conversation with playwright Aleshea Harris about her play, which seeks to give a theatrical shape to rage and absurdity.
A new wave of Black playwrights has upended the myth of the singular genius, even as tokenism and constraining expectations persist.