Beautiful Province is the story of a road trip across Canada taken by a 15-year-old boy and his French high school teacher. Coo will be honored at a reception at Lincoln Center Theater where he will receive the David C. Horn prize of $10,000 which will be immediately followed by a staged reading of the play. In addition, Beautiful Province will be published by Yale University Press.
For the second year, Guare served as the sole judge of the competition. Runner-ups for the 2012 Yale Drama Series were Saviana Stanescu, for her play Useless, and Jesse Weaver, for his play We Shall Catch Larks.