Playwrights, Regionals Reap Kennedy Center New Play Grants

News   Playwrights, Regionals Reap Kennedy Center New Play Grants The Kennedy Center Fund for New American Plays has awarded its 12th annual grants to playwrights and associated regional theatres, doling out $10,000 to each playwright and $30,000 to each troupe.

The Kennedy Center Fund for New American Plays has awarded its 12th annual grants to playwrights and associated regional theatres, doling out $10,000 to each playwright and $30,000 to each troupe.

According to Variety, winners were Lisa Loomer’s Expecting Isabel and the Arena Stage in Washington, D.C.; Charlotte Gibson’s Lost Creek Township and Crossroads Theater Company of New Brunswick, NJ.; and Nilo Cruz’s Two Sisters and a Piano and the McCarter Theatre Company in Princeton, NJ.

Loomer’s play, about the state of the American babymaking industry, is currently being presented through Nov. 22 at the Arena’s Kreeger Theatre in Washington. The other plays will be presented during the current season.

The Kennedy Center received 86 applications from around the country.

The Roger L. Stevens Award, worth $2,500 to playwrights, went to Rebecca Gilman’s Spinning Into Butter (Goodman Theatre, Chicago) and John Glore’s On the Jump (South Coast Repertory Theatre, Costa Mesa, CA.). -- By Kenneth Jones

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