A YSD Playwright: Tarell Alvin McCraney

Brother McCraney: Prolific Playwright at Yale School of Drama is a Fresh Voice Already Making a Loud Noise Frank Rizzo, Hartford Courant March 25, 2007

Read on to find out more about McCraney’s life and see a piece of the inspirational article below.

“After a production at Yale’s first Carlotta Festival of new plays last spring, McCraney’s “In the Red and Brown Water” received readings at London’s Soho Rep and at the “New Work Now!” Festival at New York’s Public Theater, the latter staged by noted director Tina Landau. In January, McCraney was named the first recipient of the Paula Vogel Award, which came with a cash prize and a reading of a new play at off-Broadway’s Vineyard Theatre.” A week later, he graduates. “He’s going to be around for a long time as a significant figure in the theater,” says Richard Nelson, chairman of the playwriting department at the Yale School of Drama.”

Posted by: Fantasia T.

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One response to “A YSD Playwright: Tarell Alvin McCraney

  1. We just saw The Brothers Size at the Studio Theater in Washington, DC, and were amazed by McCraney’s skill at staging and integrating essential human themes (brotherhood) in innovative ways and with perfect linguistic pitch. His work is way beyond what we oridinarily see here – classic!

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