The poet, playwright, and screenwriter will succeed Tarell Alvin McCraney in the position, leading the program alongside co-chair Anne Erbe.
The prize comes with $275,000 each.
A new wave of Black playwrights has upended the myth of the singular genius, even as tokenism and constraining expectations persist.
The African-American playwright will be recognized at Theatre Bay Area’s annual conference for his Lorca-inspired play ‘The House that will not Stand.’
Recent plays by Marcus Gardley and Lucas Hnath, a world premiere from Tracey Scott Wilson, comprise the theatre’s 24th season.
A behind-the-scenes look at a prolific playwright’s process.
Dramas dealing with race and diversity continue to grow in numbers following the George Zimmerman case.