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.
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.