The Marina Keegan Award for Excellence in Playwriting (Est. 2013)

Marina KeeganThis award honors the memory of Marina Keegan ’12, a gifted playwright. Graduating seniors in English and Theater and Performance Studies, as well as seniors in other departments who have studied playwriting at Yale, are invited to submit a portfolio of dramatic writing for consideration – two plays, at least one of them full-length.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 

2024

Mikayla Johnson, Saybrook College

Mikayla Johnson’s beautiful play East of Mercy, ached with the deepest look at the nature of family and memory, definitions of home, the diasporas of Blackness; the almost molecular forgiveness that comes with maternal love.

Hank Graham, Davenport College

Hank Graham is honored for his consistently excellent work, including his thesis work The Mourning Show.

2023

Elliot Lewis, Branford College

2022

Gabrielle Poisson, Pauli Murray College

Charlotte Foote, Jonathan Edwards College

2021

Marty Chandler, Ezra Stiles College

Kevin Tang, Davenport College

2020

Walker Caplan, Branford College

Carrie Mannino, Trumbull College
 

2019

Alexis “a.k.” Payne, Berkeley College

Rachel Calnek-Sugin, Silliman College

2018

Alexa Derman, Berkeley College

2017

Stefani Kuo, Pierson College

2016

Dave Harris, Jonathan Edwards College

2015

Eric Sirakian, Jonathan Edwards College

2014

Ali Viterbi, Branford College

2013

Nicole Davis, Berkeley College