The stakes are high for dramatists used to making most of their income writing for film and TV.
This year’s honorees include Sanaz Toossi, Jeanine Tesori, Alice Childress, Nancy Garcia Loza, Ren Dara Santiago, Kirsten Childs, and Martyna Majok, with lifetime achievement awards for Pearl Cleage and Tina Howe.
After a record year of gun violence in the U.S., the latest iteration of the nationwide campaign aims to give young people another chance to dramatize their feelings about it.
Kennedy will receive the award at the Guild’s annual awards ceremony.
The database will provide industry-wide statistics on race, gender, and disability in the American theatre.
Nick Hadikwa Mwaluko and Ayla Xuan Chi Sullivan will receive $5,000 to develop new work thanks to a new fellowship for Black trans and gender nonconforming (TGNC) playwrights.
The first woman in the role, she succeeds Doug Wright and is joined by a slate of board officers including Branden Jacobs-Jenkins, Kristoffer Diaz, and Christine Toy Johnson.
The fellowship will support early-career Black trans and gender nonconforming artists.
Seven plays about gun violence will premiere on Broadway on Demand on the anniversary of the Sandy Hook massacre.
The Dramatists Guild of America recognizes Corthron’s theatrical body of work.