Akhtar will receive a cash prize of $100,000 for his play about junk bond tycoons of the 1980s.
Plays by Ayad Akhtar, Kristen Childs, Lisa Loomer, Dominique Morisseau, and Lauren Yee are up for the award.
The two writers will each receive a $50,000 prize.
Playwrights Lynn Nottage, Ayad Akhtar, and Dominique Morisseau will receive cash prizes.
In morning addresses director Kimberly Senior and executive and technologist John Maeda addressed risk and struggle.
The director, who receives the Alan Schneider Director Award at #TCG16, talks about her self-starting career and artistic restlessness.
The playwright will create a new work for a future season at the theatre.
From the Greeks to ‘Disgraced,’ direct violence has been a theatrical staple. Structural violence, though harder to stage, is also the stuff of drama.
This week’s episode is a doozy. Ayad Akhtar stops by to talk about his play ‘Disgraced,’ the most-produced play in 2015-16. Plus, the ‘New York Times”s Charles Isherwood and ‘Chicago Tribune”s Chris Jones drop in.
Ayad Akhtar’s ‘Disgraced,’ a new entry, tops the list, alongside other new entries and some returning favorites.