CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. — A University of Virginia student has been named the winner of the Kennedy Center National Undergraduate Playwriting Award.

WVIR-TV reports fourth-year student Micah Watson won with her play “Canaan,” a full-length piece that takes place entirely on a Washington doorstep in 1968.

Watson says the piece explores the struggles of the decade’s ending civil rights movement, touching on love and relationships. She says it also touches on how different generations approach change.

Watson wins $1,000 and a theatre residency placement for the play, which will be performed at the college next month.

Information from: WVIR-TV,