Each playwright will receive an award of $50,000.
Among 10 emerging writers, the Whiting Awards recognize playwrights Nathan Alan Davis, Hansol Jung, and Antoinette Nwandu.
Three emerging playwriting talents join poets and novelists in the $50,000 honor.
The literary awards, given to 10 writers each year, has gone to the playwrights of ‘Mr. Burns, A Post-Electric Play’ and ‘The Christians.’