Daaimah Mubashshir. Photo by Maya Sharpe
Daaimah Edidi is one of six American playwrights chosen to receive the New York Community Trust’s 2021 Helen Merrill Award. Winners of the annual prize receive a cash award of $25,000. Established by theatrical agent Helen Merrill to help playwrights pursue their talents with less financial pressure, the fund has made 98 awards totaling $2.14 million since 1999.