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Jeremy O. Harris to Receive Vineyard Theatre Paula Vogel Playwriting Award

Paula Vogel will speak at the October 12 award presentation.

Jeremy O. Harris will receive the 2018-19 Paula Vogel Playwriting Award.
(photo provided by Vineyard Theatre)

Jeremy O. Harris has been announced as the recipient of the 2018-19 Paula Vogel Playwriting Award. Harris will be presented with the award at the Vineyard's annual Emerging Artists Luncheon on October 12 at the National Arts Club. Paula Vogel is set to speak at the event.

Jeremy O. Harris is the 11th recipient of Vineyard Theatre's Paula Vogel Playwriting Award, named in honor of playwright and teacher Paula Vogel. The residency-based award is given each year to an emerging writer of exceptional promise, and comes with a cash prize and artistic development support. Previous recipients of the award include Antoinette Nwandu, Kate Tarker, Boo Killebrew, Clare Barron, Christopher Chen, Erika Sheffer, Branden Jacobs-Jenkins, Kara Lee Corthron, Rajiv Joseph, and Tarell Alvin McCraney.

Jeremy O. Harris is a theater artist residing in New Haven, Connecticut. He is currently in his third year at the Yale School of Drama. His play Daddy will have its world-premiere in winter 2019 as part of the Vineyard's 2018-19 season in a coproduction with the New Group. His new work Slave Play will begin previews on November 19 at New York Theatre Workshop for a limited run through December 30.

The Vineyard's Paula Vogel Playwriting Award is made possible through the generosity of The Tournesol Project.


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