David Hare
David Hare
A Conversation with David Hare, a moderated discussion with the Olivier Award-winning playwright and Academy Award-nominated screenwriter, will be held as part of the 2010 Yale Drama Series on Monday September 20 at 3:30pm at Yale University Art Gallery McNeil Lecture Hall. Hare has been a judge of the 2009 and 2010 Yale Drama Series playwriting competition.

In addition, a staged reading of Virginia Grise's blu, which Hare selected as the winner of this year's competition, will be offered on September 20 at 7:30pm at the Iseman Theater. Daniel Jáquez will direct the performance, which will feature Raul Castillo, Sarah Nina Hayon, Gio Perez, Nancy Rodriguez, Juan Villa, and Carmen Zilles. The play focuses on a Mexican American family after it has learned that their oldest son has died in Iraq.

Both events are free and open to the public. No reservations are required for A Conversation with David Hare, and seating will be provided on a first-come, first-served basis. Reservations for the reading of blu are encouraged and may be made by calling 203-432-7087 or by emailing dramaseries@yale.edu.