This year the annual award will be given to 20 playwrights in an effort to meet the immediate needs of writers.
The national critics association bestows its $10,000 prize for her play ‘Two Mile Hollow,’ so far produced primarily at smaller companies of color.
Plays by Leah Nanako Winkler, Kate Hamill, and Herbert Siguenza will receive a staged reading at Cygnet Theatre.
This month’s episode is super-long because Brian James Polak traveled to the Humana Festival and spoke to two playwrights that were getting world premieres there.
At the 42nd Humana Festival of New American Plays, the Kilroys and Anne Bogart spoke, Lauren Gunderson got a prize, and a majority female-authored program commanded the stage.
Her play ‘God Said This’ was selected by playwright Ayad Akhtar for the prize.
Chosen by the Lark out of 286 applicants, she’ll embark on a two-year fellowship to develop a new play.
The award for emerging theatre artists comes with $25,000 and developmental support.
In this week’s episode, playwright Leah Nanako Winkler discusses New York Gilbert & Sullivan Players’ reimagined ‘Mikado.’ Plus the editors discuss musical theatre training.
The South depicted by an emerging group of playwrights is complicated and diverse, and there’s not a mint julep in sight.