Goldfinger's BOTTLE FLY wins 2017 Yale Drama Series Prize

5/10/2017 9:36pm

The Yale Drama Series Prize, will be given to Jacqueline Goldfinger for her play BOTTLE FLY. The 2017 award recipient was chosen by playwright Nicholas Wright. This year’s ceremony will be held in London, with the play receiving a staged reading in November at the National Theatre Studio. Now celebrating its eleventh year, the Yale Drama Series is the preeminent playwriting award in cooperation with Yale University Press, and is solely sponsored by the David Charles Horn Foundation. The Yale Drama Series Prize is given out annually for a play by an emerging playwright, selected by a judging panel of one--a distinguished playwright of our time. The winner receives the David Charles Horn Prize of $10,000, as well as publication of the winning play by Yale University Press and a staged professional reading. The Yale Drama Series is an annual international open submission competition for emerging playwrights who are invited to submit original, unpublished, full-length, English language plays for consideration. All entries are read blindly.This year’s runners-up are Andrew Rosendorf for COTTONTAIL and Carla Grauls for NATIVESBottle Fly is a multi-generational family drama about the masks we wear at home with our family, those we wear out in the world, and the struggle between them. It’s a dinged up, stripped down homage to Mr. Wittgenstein and his poor fly. For additional information about the Yale Drama Series, visit www.dchornfoundation.org. Press contact: DKC/O&M (212/695-7400)...