This month Brian talks to the Philly writer of ‘Babel’ and ‘The Arsonists’ about playwriting, parenting, and risk.
While this influential new-play conference developed plenty of new work, it also developed racist and sexist practices, say many artists and staff, necessitating a change of leadership.
The project, called New Pages, will support the development of new works by Philadelphia playwrights.
The honor includes $10,000, publication of the winning play, ‘Bottle Fly,’ and a staged reading at the National Theatre in London.
Philadelphia playwrights receive cash prizes and development support.