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Tarell Alvin McCraney Receives 2015 Joe Dowling Annaghmakerrig Fellowship Award

The award is given to an established theater professional who is associated with the Guthrie.

Tarell Alvin McCraney has been honored with the 2015 Joe Dowling Annaghmakerrig Fellowship Award.

Guthrie Theater has announced that playwright Tarell Alvin McCraney is the recipient of the 2015 Joe Dowling Annaghmakerrig Fellowship Award.

The Annaghmakerrig Fellowship Award is given to an established theater professional who is associated with the Guthrie. The recipient is provided the opportunity to benefit personally and professionally from the experience of spending two weeks at the Tyrone Guthrie Centre on the estate of Annaghmakerrig, Guthrie's ancestral home in Ireland.

The Guthrie has presented McCraney's trilogy The Brother/Sister Plays, In the Red and Brown Water, The Brothers Size, and Marcus; or the Secret of Sweet. The theater will produce McCraney's Choir Boy, directed by Peter Rothstein, in the Dowling Studio, from June 16-July 5.

"Tarell McCraney is a remarkable playwright, whose work has resonated with audiences around the country and internationally," said Guthrie Theater Director Joe Dowling in a statment. "I am very happy that he will spend time at Tyrone Guthrie's ancestral home at Annaghmakerrig as the 2015 Joe Dowling Fellow."

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