The award comes with a $35,000 cash prize to support an original work, along with a residency at the Hermitage and a developmental workshop of the play in a major arts capital in the fall of 2023.
Finalists for the $35,000 prize and six-week residency include Luis Alfaro, Eisa Davis, and Madeleine George.
John J. Caswell Jr. is the recipient of this year’s L. Arnold Weissberger New Play Award and the 2022 Jay Harris Commission.
Multiple theatre artists are among MacDowell Colony’s 87 winter-spring fellows, who will receive an average of $10,000 and a fully funded residency.
The playwright will win the $50,000 prize for drama, presented by the Whiting Foundation.
What are today’s science fiction and fantasy plays but a kind of modern mythology?
Christina Anderson, Madeline George, and Mac Rogers discuss how they put science in their fiction, pulp in their living-room drama, and speculation in their history.
A new play about loss and memory contemplates a world full of eternal afterimages—‘primes’—that can learn to look and act like us. But how will they feel?
Playwrights at Erik Ehn’s annual Texas retreat don’t speak for 10 days. New writing rushes into the void, along with a sense of community.
Madeleine George explores humanity’s relationship with technology in ‘The (curious case of the) Watson Intelligence’ at Playwrights Horizons.