Lortel Foundation Names First Playwriting Fellows

“The Lucille Lortel Foundation, which recently started a program to award fellowships to playwrights every two years, announced the first eight recipients. Melissa James Gibson (‘[sic]’), David Greenspan (‘She Stoops to Comedy’), Jessica Hagedorn (‘Dogeaters’), Julia Jordan (‘Tatjana in Color’), Lisa Kron (‘Well’), Lynn Nottage (‘Intimate Apparel’), Dael Orlandersmith (‘Yellowman’) and Adam Rapp (‘Red Light Winter’) will each receive $50,000. … The winners were selected by a seven-member panel that included the playwrights David Henry Hwang and Paula Vogel.” (sixth item)