The Yale Drama Series is seeking submissions for its 2024 playwriting competition. The winning play will be selected by the series’ current judge, Jeremy O. Harris. The winner of this annual competition will be awarded the David Charles Horn Prize of $10,000, publication of their manuscript by Yale University Press, and a celebratory event.
Jeremy O. Harris burst onto the scene with the 2018 New York Theatre Workshop production of his proactive and acclaimed work #SlavePlay. When it premiered on Broadway in 2019, Slave Play became the most Tony-nominated play in Broadway history. It also earned Harris the 2018 Kennedy Center Rosa Parks Playwriting Award, the Lorraine Hansberry Playwriting Award, and The Lotos Foundation Prize in the Arts and Sciences. Shortly after, he made his London debut with the acclaimed Daddy at The Almeida.
Electronic submissions for the 2024 competition must be submitted no earlier than June 1, 2023 and no later than August 15, 2023. The submission window closes at midnight EST.