Jackie Sibblies Drury’s meditation on race and the white gaze has earned her $25,000.
Among the finalists are Heidi Schreck, Lauren Yee, Martyna Majok, Hilary Bettis, Lily Padilla, and Jackie Sibblies Drury.
A winner will be selected in early March.
The $25,000 prize goes to a play about gender expectations, to have its premiere next spring at Playwrights Horizons.
The 10 finalists are women playwrights from the U.S. and the U.K.
The Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright receives a $25,000 award for her play about America’s industrial decline.
The Croatian playwright has won the biggest and oldest prize for female playwrights.
Nominees for the women-only playwright honor include Lisa D’Amour, Clare Barron, Frances Ya-Chu Cowhig, Lindsey Ferrentino, Heidi Schreck and Ruby Rae Spiegel.
Meg Miroshnik creates piece featuring young Russian girls after noticing a lack of females in Russian theatre.