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Playwright Emily Schwend Wins Yale Drama Series Award

“Each year, a distinguished playwright selects a new work by an emerging playwright as the recipient of the Yale Drama Series Award, which includes the David Charles Horn Prize of $10,000, as well as publication of the winning play by Yale University Press. The play will also receive a staged reading at Lincoln Center Theater’s Claire Tow Theater.

Playwright Nicholas Wright selected Schwend’s play. Here’s how it’s billed: ‘In Utility, Amber has two jobs, three kids and an eight-year-old’s birthday party to plan. The house needs fixing up and her on-again, off-again husband, Chris just can’t help but make things worse. As Amber struggles to keep things from boiling over, she finds herself a stranger to the person she once was and the person she thought she might be…'”

Read @ Playbill