Alvin Ailey Dance Award:
Spike Lee Directing Award:
Hattie McDaniel Acting Award:
Lorraine Hansberry Writing Award: Sally Dean
Black Excellence Impact Award:
Each winner will receive financial scholarships ranging from $500 to $1,959 to support undergraduate or MFA education.
Announcing the Inaugural
Next Wave Initiative Winners!
THE NEXT WAVE INITIATIVE
A statement from Douglas Lyons,Founder and Director of the Next Wave Initiative:
Our nation is currently mourning, while simultaneously healing itself. In times like these I always look towards a solution; a way to pave a path towards America's future. The Next Wave Initiative allows the conversations around "Broadway equality" to become action. This program will fight to erase the ugliness of our past, while investing in the future of our profession.
The Next Wave Initiative is a developmental branch of The Directors Company, committed to amplifying future Black voices in The American Theatre.