The commission, named after the grandparents of artist Jeremy O. Harris, awards $50,000 to each recipient.
The festival will feature more than 1,000 performances, many of them outdoors, from February to September.
The 15-play collection featuring the works of prominent Black playwrights, is being donated to libraries and community centers across the country.
The collaboration, named in honor of Harris’ grandparents, will offer two $50,000 commissions for new theatrical work.
A total of $76,000 from licensing fees and publishing royalties of ‘Slave Play’ will be randomly awarded to 152 writers.
The play is the first to be announced for the Los Angeles company’s 2020-21 season at the Mark Taper Forum.
Rudi Goblen, break-dancing champ turned playwright, enters a school that has done its own share of learning.
The Friends welcome the writer of ‘Slave Play,’ ‘Daddy,’ and ‘Black Exhibition’ to talk about sex and social media.
It’s not just about filling seats but about increasing access and generating an authentic conversation.
The annual conference will celebrate Robert O’Hara, Jeremy O. Harris, New Georges, Donnetta Lavinia Grays, and Deadria Harrington.