Clarence Coo
Clarence Coo
Renowned playwright John Guare has selected Clarence Coo as the winner of the 2012 Yale Drama Series for his play, Beautiful Province. This annual international competition, funded by the David Horn Foundation, is open to emerging playwrights who are invited to submit original, unpublished and unproduced full-length English language plays for consideration.

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.

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