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Female Playwrights Dominate the Yale Drama Series

HareWriter, performer, and teacher Virginia Grise has won the Yale Drama Series for her play “blu” and was awarded a $10,000 prize. The play was chosen by English playwright David Hare from 960 submissions and will be subsequently published and read at Yale. Hare noted that though women frequently complain of being overlooked by theaters, most of the best playwrights from the contest were women. “I feel we have reached a tipping point,” he told the New York Times. “Women’s writing for theater is stronger and more eloquent than it has ever been.”

Read the story at the New York Times.

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