News from On and Off York Street

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.”

Learn More
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.

Learn More
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.

Learn More
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.

Learn More
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.

Learn More
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.

Learn More
Miranda Rose Hall ('17)
December 21, 2018

Cast, Creative Team Announced for ‘The Hour of Great Mercy’

The world premiere of the poetic play by Miranda Rose Hall (’17) opens January 31 at Diversionary Theatre.

Learn More
December 10, 2018

‘Slave Play’ Blends the Terrifying and the Tantalizing

The play by Jeremy O. Harris (’19) “doesn’t and can’t promise that the things it wants to tell us won’t hurt.”

Learn More
Jeremy O. Harris '19
November 28, 2018

A Playwright Who Won’t Let Anyone Off the Hook

Jeremy O. Harris (’19)’s debut is “like commuting into Manhattan on a comet.”

Learn More
Christopher Durang ('74)
November 12, 2018

Eclipse Theatre Company to Feature Works of Christopher Durang (’74)

Eclipse plans to explore the range of Durang’s canon with three full productions, readings, and public events focused on the playwright and his works.

Learn More