From ‘In Love and Warcraft’ to ‘Queen,’ she’s one of the theatre’s busiest and most versatile playwrights, though her success has come with its share of pain and disillusionment.
This year the annual award will be given to 20 playwrights in an effort to meet the immediate needs of writers.
This week: a Nick Cordero memorial tribute, festivals of Latinx writers and young playwrights, Harriet Harris as Eleanor Roosevelt, and a Madhuri Shekar encore.
The immigrants of Madhuri Shekar’s play, and my own forebears, have a message for us: We survived so you will survive.
The New Dramatists fellow will be honored this summer.
The Awards offer extended development time to premieres to extend the life of the plays beyond their first productions.
The small Chicago theatre, newly affiliated with Actors Equity, plans an ambitious slate of new plays by Madhuri Shekar, Charise Castro Smith and Callie Kimball.