News from On and Off York Street

Slave Play
July 18, 2019

‘Slave Play’ by Jeremy O. Harris (’19) to Make Broadway Debut

New York Times calls his play, opening October 6, a “provocative exploration of race relations and sexuality.”

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Noah Diaz
July 3, 2019

‘Richard & Jane & Dick & Sally’ by Noah Diaz (’20) to Debut in February

The world premiere is being co-produced by The Sol Project, Baltimore Center Stage, and Playwrights Realm.

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Jackie Sibblies Drury
June 5, 2019

Jackie Sibblies Drury (Faculty): The Mind Behind ‘Fairview’

Drury explains her intention behind making audiences uncomfortable in Fairview, her Pulitzer Prize-winning play about race and self-awareness.

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Tarell Alvin McCraney
May 16, 2019

Tarell Alvin McCraney (’07, Faculty) Debuts New Work at Steppenwolf Theatre

The Playwriting Chair, who won an Oscar for the Moonlight screenplay, will appear in his new play Ms. Blakk for President.

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Cadillac Crew Cast
May 6, 2019

Yale School of Drama Contemporaries Reunite for Cadillac Crew Premiere

Hartford Courant gives ardent praise to Cadillac Crew‘s cast and “fast-rising young playwright,” Tori Sampson (’17.)

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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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