Five of the six plays in the season were written by female playwrights, including Lynn Nottage, Jane Anderson, and Heather Raffo.
The veteran Bay Area actor/director may fret about keeping her mind clear, but only so she can keep working at full steam.
The grants will enable extra development and rehearsal time for 9 productions of new works.
Each writer will receive a cash prize and have a play developed at the Bay Area company.
A new comedy by Jen Silverman, along with Lauren Gunderson and Margot Melcon’s new Austen holiday show, are the world premieres.
How a play about an infamous pair ignited a controversy—and a conversation—about race, rape, and history.
They’re the recipients, respectively, of an award for a new American play and for an emerging American playwright.
The lineup includes works by Thomas Bradshaw, Dominique Morisseau, Sarah DeLappe, Jordan Harrison, and Young Jean Lee.
The leader will join the company in January 2017.
After a national search, the Bay Area daily hires a young local writer who’s shown herself to be both enthusiast and gadfly.