Yale Drama Series

Yale Drama Series Still Accepting Submissions!

It’s not too late to submit your manuscript for the 2015 Yale Drama Series competition. You could be awarded the David Charles Horn Prize of $10,000, publication of your play, and a staged reading at Lincoln Center Theater. The 2015 and 2016 competitions will be judged by Nicholas Wright, who

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Marsha Norman Selects Serial Black Face by Janine Nabers as Winner of the 2014 Yale Drama Series

Pulitzer Prize winner Marsha Norman has selected playwright Janine Nabers as the winner of the 2014 Yale Drama Series for her play Serial Black Face, chosen from 1638 entries from 41 countries.  As winner of the competition, Serial Black Face will be published by Yale University Press, receive a staged

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New Light Shine

When Shannon Murdoch, author of New Light Shine, was asked about memory in an interview for the Australian Stage, she responded: I think memory is a need, up there with food, shelter and love. It’s how we know who we are, how we choose our friends and enemies, how we interact

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Jen Silverman named 2013 Winner of Yale Drama Series Prize

Yale University Press is pleased to announce the winner of the 2013 Yale Drama Series.  Jen Silverman’s “Still,” was chosen by Pulitzer Prize-winner Marsha Norman out of 1,100 entries. Norman, in a recent interview, said: The winner, Jen Silverman, wrote a play that, in both style and content, shook us

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Feeling blu

There are two types of powerful books. There are those with weight, carried around for weeks, a physical labor of intellectual love. These end in catharsis, followed by a twinge of sadness.  And then, there is the rare 80-page wonder that is Virginia Grise’s blu, a play that reads in

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John Guare Announces the 2012 Yale Drama Series Winner: Clarence Coo’s Beautiful Province

Clarence Coo has been chosen by playwright John Guare as the winner of the 2012 Yale Drama Series for his play Beautiful Province.  Selected from over 1100 plays submitted from 24 countries, Beautiful Province, as the winner of this year’s Yale Drama Series Award, will be published by Yale University

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“Grenadine” author enjoys the sweet taste of victory

Playwright Neil Wechsler has been selected as the second winner of the Yale Drama Series Competition, co-sponsored by the Yale University Press and the Yale Repertory Theatre. Wechsler’s original work, Grenadine, has been chosen by Pulitzer Prize-winner Edward Albee as the second installment in the series, following John Austin Connolly‘s

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Yale Rep gives free staged reading of John Austin Connolly’s The Boys from Siam

Yale Repertory Theatre will present a free staged reading of John Austin Connolly’s new award-winning play, The Boys from Siam, on Monday, October 1 at 7:30pm at The New Theater (1156 Chapel Street) in New Haven, Connecticut. The Boys from Siam won the The Yale Drama Series’ first David C.

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Yale Drama Series Award Ceremony: Podcasted from Lincoln Center!

The inaugural Yale Drama Series award ceremony recorded on April 26th at Lincoln Center is now available as a podcast! Listen in to the festivities. Speaking at the event were Yale University Press Director John Donatich, Academy Award-winning actress Mercedes Ruehl, Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Edward Albee, prize-winner John Austin Connolly,

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Yale Drama Series

Yale University Press and Yale Repertory Theatre are joining forces in a new venture to support emerging playwrights. They will jointly sponsor a major new playwriting competition, The Yale Drama Series. The winner of the annual competition will be awarded the David C. Horn Prize of $10,000, publication of his/her

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