2019 Edgerton Foundation New Play Awards

The following plays were awarded support from the first, second, and third rounds of the 2019 Edgerton Foundation New Play Awards. New rounds will be announced in 2020.


book, music, and lyrics by Emma Lively and Tyler Beattie

at The 5th Avenue Theatre


by Kate Attwell

at American Conservatory Theatre

Becoming Nancy

music by George Stiles
lyrics by Anthony Drewe
book by Elliot Davis based on the novel Becoming Nancy by Terry Ronald

at Alliance Theatre

Right To Be Forgotten

by Sharyn Rothstein

at Arena Stage


by Eboni Booth

at Atlantic Theater Company

Swept Away

by John Logan
music and lyrics by The Avett Brothers

Berkeley Repertory Theatre


by Theresa Rebeck

at Dorset Theatre Festival

You Lost Me

by Bonnie Metzgar

at Denver Center for the Performing Arts

The Coast Starlight

by Keith Bunin

at La Jolla Playhouse

Greater Clements

by Samuel D. Hunter

at Lincoln Center Theater

On the Grounds of Belonging

by Ricardo Pérez González

at Long Wharf Theatre

Her Honor Jane Byrne

by J. Nicole Brooks

at Lookingglass Theatre

The Perplexed

by Richard Greenberg

at Manhattan Theatre Club

The Best We Could (a family tragedy)

by Emily Feldman

at Manhattan Theatre Club

The Refuge Plays

by Nathan Alan Davis

at McCarter Theatre Center

The Welkin

by Lucy Kirkwood

at National Theatre


by Simon Woods

at National Theatre

A Very Expensive Poison

by Lucy Prebble
based on the book by Luke Harding

at The Old Vic

Sanctuary City

by Martyna Majok

at New York Theatre Workshop


by Dominique Morisseau

at Oregon Shakespeare Festival

The Copper Children

by Karen Zacarías

at Oregon Shakespeare Festival

Coal Country

by Jessica Blank & Erik Jensen

at The Public Theater

Cullud Wattah

by Erika Dickerson-Despenza

at The Public Theater

The Michaels

by Richard Nelson

at The Public Theater

Rare Earth Mettle

by Al Smith

at Royal Court Theatre

the end of history...

by Jack Thorne

at Royal Court Theatre

72 Miles to Go...

by Hillary Bettis

at Roundabout Theatre Company

The Underlying Chris

by Will Eno

at Second Stage Theater

Gun & Powder

by Angelica Chéri & Ross Baum
book & lyrics by Angelica Chéri
music by Ross Baum at Signature Theatre, VA

at Signature Theatre, VA

The Hot Wing King

by Katori Hall

at Signature Theatre, NY

The Canadians

by Adam Bock

at South Coast Repertory

What We Talk About When We Talk About Anne Frank

by Nathan Englander

at The Old Globe

Dhaba on Devon Avenue

by Madhuri Shekar

at Victory Gardens Theater

Selling Kabul

by Sylvia Khoury

at Williamstown Theatre Festival

Tell Me I'm Not Crazy

by Sharyn Rothstein

at Williamstown Theatre Festival

Grand Horizons

by Bess Wohl

at Williamstown Theatre Festival

Before the Meeting

by Adam Bock

at Williamstown Theatre Festival