The new partnership will launch this summer with playwrights York Walker and Dave Harris.
Ali is the second annual recipient of one of the nation’s largest nonprofit theatre commissions, which includes a cash prize of $35,000, a residency at the Hermitage, and a developmental workshop in a major arts capital.
Finalists for the $35,000 prize and six-week residency include Luis Alfaro, Eisa Davis, and Madeleine George.
The award will support a playwright or theatre artist each year to develop a new work.
My time at this storied Florida retreat was both relaxing and productive—and I was ready for the bugs this time.
At a solitary Gulf Coast retreat, veteran playwright Craig Lucas reconnects with the sublime.