New Professional Theatre has supported, encouraged and celebrated many writers through its annual Writer's Festival. We selected the very best and brightest talent in the United States, contributing to a diverse American cultural landscape. Featured below are samples of the many outstanding writers NPT has promoted with cash grants, staged readings, dramaturgy, and literary support. Many have gone on to achieve careers in theatre, film, and television.
ZAKIYYAH ALEXANDER, winner 2004.
Produced at Second Stage Theatre, New Dramatists, Women's Project, and Hip-Hop Theater Festival.
KARA CORTHRON, winner 2006.
Winner of the Princess Grace Award for Playwriting.
KATORI HALL, winner 2008.
Produced on Broadway, Signature Theatre, Arena Stage, etc.
Other winners include: COLMAN DOMINGO, KEN ROBERSON, KIA CORTHRAN, KATHLEEN MCGEE-ANDERSON, KAREN CHILTON, GLORIA CLUNIE, MARVA HICKS and RAMONA KELLER.