Zakiyyah Alexander, Jaclyn Backhaus, E.M. Lewis, Mary Katheryn Nagle, Sara Nović, and Sanaz Toossi will create works for the project.
Next season also includes world premieres by Jaclyn Backhaus and Jeremy O. Harris.
The playwrights will each receive $25,000 prizes for their plays ‘Cambodian Rock Band’ and ‘India Pale Ale.’
Jose Solís and Diep Tran review three shows and pick which one they would pay money for. They also discuss some common pitfalls of white playwrights writing POC characters.
This second round of residents will include five playwrights.
The troupe’s 20th Summerworks festival, featuring plays by Jerry Lieblich, Kate E. Ryan and Jaclyn Backhaus, showcases both its downtown aesthetics and its experimental work ethic.
The troupe’s 20th festival plans stagings of new plays by Jerry Lieblich, Kate E. Ryan and Jaclyn Backhaus.