School of Theater Alumnus wins 2010 Yale Drama Series Prize for Emerging Playwrights
Virginia Grise's (MFA, Writing for Performance, 2009) play, blu, has been named the winner of the 2010 Yale Drama Series competition by playwright David Hare (The Vertical Hour, Amy's View) who selected the work from over 960 submissions. The play, about a Mexican American family's response to the loss of their oldest son in Iraq, was Grise’s MFA thesis project and premiered at CalArts. blu will be published by Yale University Press and receive a reading at Yale Repertory Theatre in September. Grise will also receive the David C. Horn Prize of $10,000.