Tarell Alvin McCraney named Chair of Playwriting at Yale School of Drama

12/7/2016 2:18pm

James Bundy, Dean, has announced the appointment of Tarell Alvin McCraney as the Chair of the Department of Playwriting at Yale School of Drama, effective July 1, 2017, for a three-year term. McCraney will begin his work part-time this winter in order to admit the incoming class of playwrights. The application deadline for the Playwriting Department will be extended to January 1, 2017, to accommodate this transition. In addition, Tarell Alvin McCraney will succeed Paula Vogel as Playwright-in-Residence at Yale Repertory Theatre. The Yale  playwriting faculty also includes Jackie Sibblies Drury, Anne Erbe, Amy Herzog, Jennifer Kiger, Michael Korie, Kirk Lynn, Marsha Norman, and Sarah Ruhl. Press contact: Steven Padla (203/432-1234)...