AWARDEES

Meet the three playwrights and three theater companies who won LA New Play Project’s first awards.

On November 15, 2021, Los Angeles New Play Project presented $20,000 to each of three local playwrights at a reception hosted by the UCLA School of Theater, Film, and Television in November. Three local theater companies, which have agreed to produce the plays, will receive an additional $20,000 each towards the cost of production. Congratulations to the winners!

Grantees of the program’s first year are:

Playwright Carla Ching with LANPP Director Paula Holt. Photo by Todd Cheney
Playwright Carla Ching with LANPP Director Paula Holt. Photo by Todd Cheney

Carla Ching for her play Revenge Porn, Ammunition Theatre (Camella Cooper & Oscar Avila, Co-Artistic Directors), producer.


LANPP Director Paula Holt with playwright Carolyn Ratteray. Photo by Todd Cheney

Carolyn Ratteray for her play Both And…A Play About Laughing While Black, Boston Court Pasadena (Jessica Kubzansky, Artistic Director), producer. Director: Bernardo Cubría.


LANPP Director Paula with playwright Josh Wilder. Photo by Todd Cheney

Josh Wilder for his play The Hands That Could, Watts Village Theater Company (Bruce Lemon & Donna Simone Johnson, Co-Artistic Directors, Nijeul X, Consulting Producer), producer.


On November 15, 2021, the Los Angeles New Play Project presented $20,000 to each playwright at a reception hosted by the UCLA School of Theater, Film, and Television. The three local theater companies, which have agreed to produce the plays, will receive an additional $20,000 each towards the cost of production.

Congratulations to the winners!

Recipients of the 2021-22 LANPP Awards, L to R: Oscar Avila, Carla Ching, Brandon Scott, Donna Simone Johnson, Josh Wilder, Bruce Lemon, Carolyn Ratternay, and Jessica Kubzansky. Photo by Todd Cheney