At theatres in New York, Pennsylvania, and New Jersey, flexibility is the watchword.
Emily Niemeyer and Emily Conklin become the first winners in the new expansion of the award from 1 to 2 playwrights.
The four plays were selected from a record 659 submissions, a 15 percent increase from the previous record set in 2018.
Liz Kerin and Azure Osborne-Lee each receive commissions for new works.
The theatre company presents a season, its 14th, comprising all new works.