‘The Wolves,’ ‘Dance Nation,’ and ‘School Girls,’ all by young female playwrights, show girlhood in all of its complexity and ferocity.
Three emerging playwriting talents join poets and novelists in the $50,000 honor.
The $25,000 prize goes to a play about gender expectations, to have its premiere next spring at Playwrights Horizons.
The award, created in honor of Philip Seymour Hoffman, will split its $45,000 purse between the two.
In our new monthly Role Call feature, we shine a light on theatre professionals across the country who deserve a bigger national profile.
Nominees for the women-only playwright honor include Lisa D’Amour, Clare Barron, Frances Ya-Chu Cowhig, Lindsey Ferrentino, Heidi Schreck and Ruby Rae Spiegel.
Barron is the eighth recipient of the Vineyard Theatre award for emerging playwrights.