Lisa D’Amour’s Broadway-bound play “Detroit” is among the titles on the shortlist for the Susan Smith Blackburn Prize, as are plays by Lisa Kron and Katori Hall.
Kudo, honoring female-penned plays written in English, comes with a cash prize of $20,000. Judges could also select another play for a special commendation, which comes with $5,000.
Kron is nommed for “In the Wake,” which played at the Public earlier this season, while Hall, whose play “The Mountaintop” will likely land on the Rialto, was tapped for “Hurt Village.”
Also from the U.S. are finalists Anne Washburn (“Mr. Burns: A Post-Electric Play”) and Frances Ya-Chu Cowhig (“Lidless”). U.K. shortlisters include Tasmin Oglesby (“Really Old, Like 45”), Sam Burns (“No the Worst Place”), Georgia Fitch (“Satellite Faith”), Joy Wilkinson (“The Golden Age”) and Alex Wood (“The Andes”).
Winner will be announced in a Gotham ceremony Feb. 28.