The Emerging Artists Luncheon is a celebration of Vineyard Theatre’s artistic development and education programs, which give artists support and resources to develop new plays and musicals, and offer free arts learning opportunities to local public high school students.
About Boo Killebrew:
Boo Killebrew is a playwright, actress and co-founder of CollaborationTown Theatre Company. Boo is a Lila Acheson Playwriting Fellow at The Juilliard School, a member of the Primary Stages Writers Group, an alumni of the 2013 Emerging Writers Group at The Public, a recipient of the 2013 NYFA Fellowship, an alumni of TerraNova’s Groundbreakers, and an Affiliated Artist and Kitchen Cabinet Member with New Georges. She is a writer for “Longmire” (A & E, Netflix) and “Aim High” (Sundance, pilot). Her plays include MILLER, MISSISSIPPI (recipient of the 2015 Leah Ryan Prize); ROMANCE NOVELS FOR DUMMIES, DAYS LIKE DIAMONDS, THE PLAY ABOUT MY DAD, and THE MOMENTUM (NYC Fringe Festival Excellence Award for Overall Production of a Play; GLAAD Media Award Nominee). Her work has been presented at The Roundabout Theatre, The Public Theater, Williamstown Theater Festival, The Atlantic, New York Theater Workshop, New Georges, Clubbed Thumb, The Huntington Theatre Co., 59e59 Theatres, The New Ohio, The Labyrinth, and Boston Playwright’s Theatre. Boo was an Edward F. Albee Foundation Fellow, an Artist in Residence at NYFA, Robert Wilson’s Watermill Center, The New York Theater Workshop, The MacDowell Colony, Williamstown Theater Festival, JAW at Portland Center Stage, New York Stage and Film, Perry Mansfield, Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, and a member of The Working Farm (Space at Ryder Farm). Boo has received two New York Innovative Theater Awards for acting and has been nominated multiple times for both playwriting and acting. She is the recipient of The Leah Ryan Prize, two Fringe Excellence Awards and The Bette Davis Foundation Award. Boo is a teaching artist with The Roundabout Theatre Company.
About Clare Barron:
Clare Barron is a playwright and performer from Wenatchee, Washington. Her plays include YOU GOT OLDER (2015 OBIE Award for Playwriting; nominee for 2015 Drama Desk Award for Outstanding New Play; finalist for the 2015 Susan Smith Blackburn Prize), which received its world premiere last fall with Page 73, directed by Anne Kauffman; BABY SCREAMS MIRACLE (Clubbed Thumb Summerworks); SOLARE PLEXUS (EST’s Marathon of One-Act Plays); and DIRTY CRUSTY. She is the recipient of the 2014 Page 73 Playwriting Fellowship and Sloan commissions from EST and MTC for new plays about science. She is a member of Youngblood, an Affiliated Artist with Target Margin, an alum of the Soho Rep Writer/Director Lab, and is currently pursuing her MFA at Brooklyn College. As an actor, Clare appeared in the world premiere of Heidi Schreck’s THE CONSULTANT (Long Wharf) and traveled to Beirut to play Mae in an Arabic-English production of María Irene Fornés’ MUD.
The Vineyard’s Paula Vogel Playwriting Award is made possible through the generosity of The Tournesol Project.