Audible announces $5 Million in Grants for Emerging Playwrights - David Henry Hwang joins advisory board / by David Hwang

The New York Times has announced that Audiobook company Audible will launch a $5 million fund to commission new works from emerging playwrights. The one or two-person radio plays will be created specially for broadcast via the Audible app, to be listened to on headphones or speakers.

David Henry Hwang will join an advisory board which will also include, Annette Bening (20th Century Women); fellow playwrights Lynn Nottage (Sweat), and Tom Stoppard (Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead); and directors Trip Cullman(Significant Other) and Leigh Silverman (Sweet Charity); and artistic directors Oskar Eustis (The Public Theater) and Mimi O’Donnell (Labyrinth Theater Company).

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