Parity Productions awards two commissions for women and/or transgender or gender-nonconforming writers annually.
Liz Kerin and Azure Osborne-Lee each receive commissions for new works.
The team-up will allow New York theatregoers to pick from shows with at least 50 percent female or trans people on the creative team.
Melisa Annis and Corbin Went are the inaugural recipients of the commissioning prize.
The New York City company spotlights—and helps sell tickets for—shows that meet or surpass gender parity.