The 43rd Annual HUMANITAS Prize Awards
As wonderful and as impactful as the work that is done by actors, directors, and producers may be, the reality is that they stand on the shoulders of the writer. Before a character is realized, before a scene is visualized, before a budget is itemized, the writer must make their imaginings concrete. The simple truth is that nothing much happens until the writer writes, and nothing much better happens unless they do a decent job of it. HUMANITAS is here to empower and champion the cause, the purpose, and the task of the writer, these architects and agents of change, whose vision and craft lay the groundwork for the art that becomes our legacy.
HUMANITAS exists to recognize, encourage and empower writers who teach us how to embrace our common humanity by way of their unique and powerful voices. These storytellers help us to consider our place in the world, and examine our own moral compasses. In this day and age, now more than ever, it is a noble mission.