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Paula Vogel Playwriting Award

PAULA VOGEL PLAYWRITING AWARD

Since 2008, The Vineyard has granted the Paula Vogel Playwriting Award annually to a gifted early-career playwright to write and develop new work while in residence at The Vineyard. Named after Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright, teacher, and longtime Vineyard artist Paula Vogel, the award includes a stipend, work space, dramaturgical support, and collaborative resources to develop a new work or works at The Vineyard over the course of a season. Recipients of the award include:

  • 2008 – Tarell Alvin McCraney (The Vineyard’s WIG OUT!, THE BROTHER/SISTER PLAYS)
  • 2009 – Rajiv Joseph (The Vineyard’s THE NORTH POOL, BENGAL TIGER AT THE BAGHDAD ZOO)
  • 2010 – Kara Lee Corthron (JULIUS BY DESIGN, ALICEGRACEANON)
  • 2011 – Branden Jacobs-Jenkins (Pulitzer Prize finalist for The Vineyard’s GLORIA, APPROPRIATE)
  • 2012 – Erika Sheffer (RUSSIAN TRANSPORT, THE FUNDAMENTALS)
  • 2013 – Christopher Chen (THE HUNDRED FLOWERS PROJECT, INTO THE NUMBERS)
  • 2014 – Clare Barron (YOU GOT OLDER, BABY SCREAMS MIRACLE)
  • 2015 – Boo Killebrew (MILLER, MISSISSIPPI; THE PLAY ABOUT MY DAD)
  • 2016 – Kate Tarker (THUNDERBODIES, LAURA AND THE SEA)