Staged Readings: Works by Drama Prize Recipients
Thursday, September 14
The Yale School of Drama presents an evening of staged readings of short scenes from plays by Marina Carr and Ike Holter. Hosted by 2013 Windham-Campbell Prize recipient Tarell Alvin McCraney (MFA '07).
Tarell Alvin McCraney is best known for his acclaimed trilogy The Brothers/Sisters Plays which include The Brothers Size, In the Red and Brown Water, and Marcus; or the Secret of Sweet. His script In Moonlight Black Boys Look Blue is the basis for the Oscar-winning ﬁlm Moonlight directed by Barry Jenkins, for which McCraney and Jenkins also won an Academy Award for Best Adapted Screenplay. McCraney is the recipient of a MacArthur Grant, a Whiting Award, a Steinberg Playwright Award, and the Windham-Campbell Prize. He was the International Writer-in-Residence for the Royal Shakespeare Company from 2008-2010, and a former resident playwright at New Dramatists. A graduate of the New World School of the Arts, the DePaul University Theatre School, and the Yale School of Drama, he was recently appointed chair of the Department of Playwriting at the Yale School of Drama, as well as playwright-in-residence at the Yale Repertory Theater.
Co-sponsored by the Yale School of Drama and the Yale University Art Gallery.