TARELL ALVIN MCCARNEY
Tarell Alvin McCraney is best known for his acclaimed trilogy, THE BROTHER/SISTER PLAYS which include THE BROTHERS SIZE, IN THE RED AND BROWN WATER, and MARCUS; OR THE SECRET OF SWEET. Other plays include HEAD OF PASSES, CHOIR BOY, and WIG OUT!
His play In Moonlight Black Boys Look Blue is the Story for the film Moonlight Directed by Barry Jenkins.
Tarell is the recipient of a MacArthur "Genius" Grant, the Whiting Award, Steinberg Playwright Award, the Evening Standard Award, the New York Times Outstanding Playwright Award, the Paula Vogel Playwriting Award, the Windham Campbell Award, and a Doris Duke Artist Award. He was the International Writer-in-Residence for the Royal Shakespeare Company from 2008-2010, and a former resident playwright at New Dramatists. He is an ensemble member at Steppenwolf Theatre Company and a member of Teo Castellanos/D-Projects in Miami.
Tarell is a graduate from the New World School of the Arts, the Theatre School at DePaul University, and the Yale School of Drama, as well as received an honorary doctorate from the University of Warwick. He recently joined the University of Miami as Professor of Theatre and Civic Engagement as part of a three-year program, in partnership with UM, Miami-Dade County and the African Heritage Cultural Arts Center.