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CUL Kennedy Prize


View the winning plays below.  Many of the winner pages contain ceremony highlights, play information and interviews with playwrights captured by the Center for Teaching and Learning. 

2018 Winner

Junk by Ayad Akhtar

Image of "Junk" play by Ayad Akhtar

2017 Winner

A 24-Decade History of Popular Music: A Radical Fairy Realness Ritual by Taylor Mac


2016 Winner

Hamilton by Lin-Manuel Miranda


2015 Winner

Father Comes Home from the Wars, Parts 1, 2 & 3 by Suzan-Lori Parks

Logo Father Comes Home from the War Parts 1, 2 & 3

2014 Winner

Logo for Detroit '67 by Dominique Morisseau

2013 Winners