The work of writers like Jackie Sibblies Drury, Annie Baker, and Branden Jacobs-Jenkins is riveting in the theatre, but the rewards of close reading shouldn’t be ignored.
An especially strong week of archival recordings and live readings of buzzy plays.
The playwrights will each receive a $50,000 cash prize.
If people of color were able to speak freely in a theatrical space, what would we say? Jackie Sibblies Drury’s play offers a compelling answer.
Her Pulitzer-winning play ‘Fairview’ is about why white people should make space for people of color; she’s amused that it’s controversial.
Finalists were ‘Dance Nation’ by Clare Barron and ‘What the Constitution Means to Me’ by Heidi Schreck.
Jackie Sibblies Drury’s meditation on race and the white gaze has earned her $25,000.
Among the finalists are Heidi Schreck, Lauren Yee, Martyna Majok, Hilary Bettis, Lily Padilla, and Jackie Sibblies Drury.
A 7-play project led by McCarter Theatre Center delves into the college’s haunted history.
The playwright discusses why the New York production was unique, the role of race in her play, and why she doesn’t consider herself a career playwright.