TCG is proud to serve as a communications partner of the Edgerton Foundation. In that role, TCG announces the recipients of the Edgerton Foundation New Play Awards and highlights each of the winners on the TCG website. Additionally, TCG offers conference subsidies to playwrights whose work has been supported by the New Play Awards.
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Over the last twelve years, the Edgerton Foundation has supported an extended rehearsal process for 421 world premiere productions. Through this support, many plays have scheduled numerous subsequent productions, with 30 making it to Broadway. Fifteen plays were nominated for Tony Awards, with All the Way, Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike, Hamilton, Dear Evan Hansen, and Oslo winning the best play or musical awards. Ten plays have been nominated for the Pulitzer Prize for Drama, with Next to Normal winning in 2010, Water by the Spoonful in 2012, The Flick winning in 2014, Hamilton winning in 2016, and Cost of Living in 2018.
Piloted in 2006 with Center Theatre Group in Los Angeles, the Edgerton Foundation New Play Awards give plays in development extended rehearsal period for the entire creative team, including the playwrights. The program launched nationally in 2007 and has awarded grants to non-profit theatres for 393 new plays to date. The Edgerton Foundation was awarded the 2011 TCG National Funder Award.