Friday, March 27, 2009

Arts: UT Student Wins $10,000 Yale Playwriting Prize

announced on-line by the University of Texas, 3/25/2009

Graduate Student Wins Yale Drama Series Prize for Emerging Playwrights

Frances Ya-Chu Cowhig Awarded for “Lidless”

M.F.A. in Playwriting candidate, Frances Ya-Chu Cowhig has been named recipient of the 2009 Yale Drama Series Prize for Emerging Playwrights for her play, Lidless.

Cowhig will receive a $10,000 award from the David C. Horn Foundation as well as a staged reading of her play at the Yale Repertory Theatre in September. In addition, Yale University Press will publish the script of Lidless, originally presented as part of department's annual production, UT New Theatre (UTNT).

Cowhig is a third-year Fellow at the James A. Michener Center for Writers.

Read more about Lidless in The article, Frances Ya-Chu Cowhig Wins Yale Drama Series Award and the The New York Times article, Guantánamo Play Wins Yale Award.

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