Both playwrights will receive $100,000, an increased prize amount reflecting the Steinberg Trust’s acknowledgement of tough times facing writers.
James Ijames, Kristina Wong, and Sylvia Khoury talk about what inspired their award-worthy plays and how they shaped them.
The finalists are Sylvia Khoury for ‘Selling Kabul’ and Kristina Wong for ‘Kristina Wong, Sweatshop Overlord.’
A look at 8 shows that the pandemic cut short, what’s happened to them since, and what might be next.
This year the annual award will be given to 20 playwrights in an effort to meet the immediate needs of writers.
James Ijames, Yury Urnov, and Morgan Green will join Blanka Zizka in a rotating leadership model, and Leigh Goldenberg has been named managing director.
Arden Theatre Company’s production of ‘Gem of the Ocean’ by August Wilson won the most awards, with 9.
The project, called New Pages, will support the development of new works by Philadelphia playwrights.
The Philadelphia-based writer took the $25,000 honor for a play inspired by the killings of unarmed black men.
NNPN goes beyond the rolling world premiere model to cross-pollinate new work across 3 cities.