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.
The initiative will support an exchange of playwrights and their plays at multiple theatres.
Three emerging playwriting talents join poets and novelists in the $50,000 honor.
Philadelphia playwrights receive cash prizes and development support.