Moonlight: Tarell Alvin McCraney, Brilliant Writer

Moonlight is sharply written and beautifully observed by TARELL ALVIN McCRANEY.

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!

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 of the New World School of the Arts, the Theatre School at DePaul University, and the Yale School of Drama, and he 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.