With a Broadway debut about disabled folks and their caretakers, the playwright of ‘Sanctuary City’ and ‘Ironbound’ is again writing at the margins.
The SVPR residency includes a $10,000 commission, 13 months of individually tailored development resources, and 2 months of retreat time in Idaho.
The artists-in-residence will make their way to Massachusetts, while the fellows will work from New York City.
Theatres across the country are turning to video-capture as a way to share canceled shows.
The Awards offer extended development time to premieres to extend the life of the plays beyond their first productions.
Among the finalists are Heidi Schreck, Lauren Yee, Martyna Majok, Hilary Bettis, Lily Padilla, and Jackie Sibblies Drury.
Branden Jacobs-Jenkins’s ‘Everybody’ and Tracy Letts’s ‘The Minutes’ were this year’s finalists.
Majok is the first female recipient of the playwriting prize.
The play about an Eastern European immigrant has personal ties for the playwright.
The Polish-born playwright will receive $100,000 in artistic support, health insurance benefits and living expenses.