Clare Barron, Writer of Baby Screams Miracle and You Got Older, Honored With Paula Vogel Playwriting Award

News   Clare Barron, Writer of Baby Screams Miracle and You Got Older, Honored With Paula Vogel Playwriting Award
The 2014 Paula Vogel Playwriting Award, which is named in honor of playwright and teacher Paula Vogel and recognizes an emerging playwright of exceptional promise, will go to Clare Barron.

Presented by the Vineyard Theatre, the award includes a stipend, work space, dramaturgical support and collaborative resources over the course of the season.

Barron's plays include You Got Older, Baby Screams Miracle, Solar Plexus, Dirty Crusty and a boy put this girl in a cage with a dog and the dog killed the girl.

Barron is the 2014 Page 73 Playwriting Fellow, an alum of the Soho Rep Writer/Director Lab, a member of Youngblood and the recipient of a Sloan grant to develop a play about a prehistoric fish. She recently performed in the world premiere of Heidi Schreck's The Consultant and traveled to Beirut to play Mae in an Arabic-English production of María Irene Fornés' Mud.

"They say a person is judged by the company he or she keeps, and I am so honored by my association with the Vineyard Theatre — they are a company I always want to keep," Vogel said in a previous statement. "I am doubly honored: honored by having the award in my name from The Vineyard, and honored to be blessing a new generation of rising playwrights. The Vineyard fulfills the promise of its name: in planting the seeds of new plays, we as audiences reap the harvest."

Previous recipients of the Paula Vogel Playwriting Award include Tarell Alvin McCraney (Wig Out!, The Brother/Sister Plays), Rajiv Joseph (The North Pool, Bengal Tiger At The Baghdad Zoo), Kara Lee Corthron (Julius By Design), Branden Jacobs-Jenkins (An Octoroon, Appropriate), Erika Sheffer (Russian Transport) and Christopher Chen (The Hundred Flowers Project). Vogel's Pulitzer Prize-winning play How I Learned To Drive and The Long Christmas Ride Home premiered at The Vineyard.

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