Zora Howard receives a scholarship from the Manhattan Theater Club

The Pulitzer Prize finalist is the first recipient of the Judith Champion Playwriting Fellowship.

The Manhattan Theater Club has named Zora Howard as the first recipient of the new Judith Champion Playwriting Fellowship. The scholarship, fully supported by MTC patron Judith Champion, will be awarded annually, providing a playwright with artistic and financial resources to develop a new commissioned play.

Howard’s works include 2021 Pulitzer finalist Stew2022 Susan Smith Blackburn Prize finalist screw upAtGN, Hanging time, Sincerity and The master’s tools. His plays have been developed at SPACE at Ryder Farm, Page 73, Pipeline PlayLab, Ojai Playwrights Conference and Seattle Repertory Theatre. She is currently a screenwriter on the Netflix series kings of america.

“Support what’s most important to you,” says Fellowship Underwriter Judith Champion, “and one thing that’s important to me is nurturing the talent of playwriting so that theater flourishes for future generations. .”

In addition to the commissioned piece, Howard will receive a living allowance, access to an office and rehearsal space, a ticket stipend, and a development workshop of at least one piece during his fellowship year.