The award from Premiere Stages at Kean University goes to a current student and an alumna.
Tylie Shider will receive three staged readings of his play ‘Certain Aspects of Conflict in the Negro Family.’
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.
The season will include two mainstage productions and developmental workshops.
A new historical drama at New Jersey’s Premiere Stages sifts through the history of Seneca Village, a black and immigrant community razed for Central Park.