It is the first debut play to receive the prize, which includes $25,000 and a signed limited-edition print by artist Willem de Kooning.
The 10 finalists include writers from the U.S., Ireland, Australia, and the U.K.
Her play ‘cullud wattah’ is honored, with Kimber Lee’s ‘The Water Palace’ and Ife Olujobi’s ‘Jordans’ also specially commended.
This year’s finalists include Erika Dickerson-Despenza, Miranda Rose Hall, Jiehae Park, and Beth Steel.
Lucy Prebble’s theatrical reimagining of the notorious murder of ex-FSB Officer Alexander Litvinenko wins $25,000.
Among the finalists are Dominique Morisseau, Celine Song, Aleshea Harris, Lucy Prebble, and Anne Washburn.
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.