A new wave of Black playwrights has upended the myth of the singular genius, even as tokenism and constraining expectations persist.
The season features five regional premieres, including ‘A Doll’s House, Part 2,’ ‘Skeleton Crew,’ and ‘The Wolves.’
Plays by Ayad Akhtar, Kristen Childs, Lisa Loomer, Dominique Morisseau, and Lauren Yee are up for the award.
How the playwright came to write her searing and sweeping play, and why she cares as much about her audience’s dialogue as her own.
Dominique Morisseau’s play about the 1967 riots gets a multi-month tour courtesy of Detroit Public Theatre.
Playwrights Lynn Nottage, Ayad Akhtar, and Dominique Morisseau will receive cash prizes.
The play about an Eastern European immigrant has personal ties for the playwright.
Dominique Morisseau’s play, written for Penn State graduate acting students, comes home after uncomfortably resonating around the world.
The playwright wants to be a griot for her hometown of Detroit and beyond.
The writers of ‘Appropriate’ and ‘Detroit ’67’ will receive this year’s honors in November.