Choir Boy Playwright Tarell Alvin McCraney Named 2013 MacArthur Fellow

News   Choir Boy Playwright Tarell Alvin McCraney Named 2013 MacArthur Fellow
Tarell Alvin McCraney, a playwright whose work includes The Brother/Sister Plays and Choir Boy, has been named a 2013 MacArthur Fellow.

Tarell Alvin McCraney
Tarell Alvin McCraney

McCraney is an ensemble member of Steppenwolf Theatre Company. His writing credits also include Wig Out!, American Trade, Head of Passes and a 90-minute adaptation of Hamlet that is performed for elementary and secondary school students.

The fellowship, which comes with a stipend of $625,000 paid in quarterly installments over five years, awards unrestricted fellowships to individuals who have shown extraordinary originality and dedication in their creative pursuits as well as a capacity for self-direction.

There are three criteria for selection of Fellows: exceptional creativity, promise for important future advances based on a track record of significant accomplishment and potential for the fellowship to facilitate subsequent creative work.

Recipients also include dancer-choreographer Kyle Abraham, author Donald Antrim, pianist Jeremy Denk, jazz pianist Vijay Iyer and choreographer Alexei Ratmansky.

A complete lists of Fellows and more information can be found by visiting

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