NEW YORK CITY: Clare Barron is the 2014 recipient of the Paula Vogel Playwriting Award, presented by Vineyard Theatre. The prize is given annually to an emerging playwright; Barron is the seventh recipient of the award.
Barron’s plays include You Got Older, currently running as a world premiere at HERE Arts Center, Baby Screams Miracle, Solar Plexus, Dirty Crusty and a boy put this girl in a cage with a dog and the dog killed the girl. She is also the 2014 Page 73 Playwriting Fellow, an alum of the Soho Rep Writer/Director Lab, a member of Youngblood and the recipient of a Sloan grant to develop a play about a prehistoric fish.
The Paula Vogel Playwriting Award is named in honor of playwright and teacher Paula Vogel, whose plays How I Learned To Drive and The Long Christmas Ride Home both premiered at the Vineyard. The award has been given out annually to in-residence playwrights since 2008, and includes a cash prize and artistic development support over the 2014–15 season. It is made possible through the generosity of the Tournesol Project. Previous recipients include Tarell Alvin McCraney, Rajiv Joseph, Kara Lee Corthron, Branden Jacobs-Jenkins, Erika Sheffer and Christopher Chen.