This year the annual award will be given to 20 playwrights in an effort to meet the immediate needs of writers.
A new wave of Black playwrights has upended the myth of the singular genius, even as tokenism and constraining expectations persist.
The slate will feature a world premiere and two NYC premieres, including an Audible-commissioned work.
Blanka Zizka, Carmen Rivera, Ed Sylvanus Iskandar, Maria Manuela Goyanes, and Ngozi Anyanwu discuss the immigrant and first-generation American experience in theatre.
The Southern California actress received $5,000 and development opportunities for her inaugural play.