Guare Will Preside Over 2011 Yale Drama Series

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Tony Award-winning playwright John Guare will succeed David Hare as the 2011 judge for the Yale Drama Series, which annually honors the work of a promising young playwright.
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Most recently, Hare selected Virginia Grise's blu as the 2010 winner of the honor. Each year the winning entry is published by Yale University Press and receives a reading at Yale Repertory Theatre in September. The respective playwright receives the David C. Horn Prize of $10,000. "In a few short years, the Yale Drama Series has asserted itself as the preeminent playwriting contest in the English speaking world. This annual event has become a playwright’s dream. Edward Albee and David Hare have judged the competition in previous years. I am honoured to be the judge for the next three years," Guare said in a statement.

Tony and Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Edward Albee served as the judge for the 2009 component.

Guare's plays include Six Degrees of Separation, House of Blue Leaves, Four Baboons Adoring the Sun, Landscape of the Body and the book to the musical Sweet Smell of Success. He earned Tony Awards for the book and lyrics to the 1971 musical Two Gentleman of Verona. His epic play A Free Man of Color will arrive on Broadway in November at Lincoln Center Theater's Vivian Beaumont Theater under the direction of George C. Wolfe.

Submission dates for the 2011 Yale Drama Series run June 1-Aug. 15. The competition is open to original, unpublished and unproduced full-length English plays. For further information visit DCHornFoundation.

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