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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