Tarell McCraney (THE ’03) Wins Playwriting Award

18 Sep

tarellmccraneyimage2Congratulations to DePaul’s own Tarell McCraney, who recently received a $25,000 grant from the Harold and Mimi Steinberg Charitable Trust, a foundation that supports the work of playwrights.

McCraney, a  graduate of The Theatre School, was featured in the Summer 2008 issue of DePaul Magazine as a 14 alumni under 40 success story. Here’s what he had to say about his work :

“The whole [playwriting] process is basically about trying to give voice to the voiceless … Theatre is not just about king and and queens and people from Russia.”

You can read more about McCraney in the Summer 2008 issue of DePaul Magazine, and check your mailboxes in the coming weeks for 2009’s featured 14 alumni under 40.

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