News from On and Off York Street

Kate Tarker ('14)
April 16, 2019

Wilma Theater Commissions Play by Kate Tarker (’14)

The world premiere of Tarker’s Dionysus Was Such a Nice Man is April 23 – May 12.

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Jackie Sibblies Drury
April 15, 2019

Jackie Sibblies Drury (Faculty) Awarded 2019 Pulitzer Prize for ‘Fairview’

The production, directed by Sarah Benson with choreography by Raja Feather Kelly, will return to the New York stage beginning June 2.

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Karen Hartman ('97)
April 12, 2019

Karen Hartman (’97) Awarded a 2019 Guggenheim Fellowship

Her play Good Faith: Four Chats about Race and the New Haven Fire Department premiered at Yale Repertory Theater in February.

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Benjamin Benne ('21)
February 28, 2019

Benjamin Benne (’21) Receives American Blues Theater Blue Ink Award

Benne’s script Alma (or #nowall) was selected from a pool of 752 submissions.

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High Flying Bird
February 7, 2019

Tarell Alvin McCraney’s ‘High Flying Bird’ Airing on Netflix

The Playwriting Chair’s script is called “idiomatic and poetic in its cadences and pleasingly serpentine in its structure.”

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Susan Smith Blackburn Prize
January 24, 2019

Jackie Sibblies Drury (Faculty) and Martyna Majok (’12) Finalists for Susan Smith Blackburn Prize

The winner will be announced on March 4 at Shakespeare’s Globe in London.

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Tarell Alvin McCraney
January 15, 2019

How Tarell Alvin McCraney Moved from ‘Moonlight’ to Broadway — and Beyond

His play Choir Boy just opened. His next film will air on Netflix. What ties his work together? Plumbing the depths of black beauty and grief.

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Lynn Nottage ('89)
January 9, 2019

LPTW To Present Oral History With Playwright Lynn Nottage (’89)

The League of Professional Theatre Women will present its first Oral History Project of 2019 with the Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright on February 4.

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If Pretty Hurts ...
January 4, 2019

‘If Pretty Hurts …’ by Tori Sampson (’17) to premiere at Playwrights Horizons

Directed by Leah C. Gardiner (’96), the 2017 Carlotta Festival-developed play features a wealth of YSD talent.

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Tarell Alvin McCraney
December 24, 2018

Tarell Alvin McCraney Aims for New Heights on Broadway and Television

The Playwriting Chair is about to make his Broadway debut, return to the stage as an actor, and collaborate with Oprah on a TV series.

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