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.
The new ‘End of Play’ program aims to encourage playwrights to create new works in collaboration with communities in the month of March.
The Dramatists Guild and Lilly Awards’ second study shows a small uptick in work by women and writers of color in the past 7 years.
The Dramatists Guild of America will present the playwright with a cash prize later this year.