Y York

Author: Y York
Credits: photo: Brad Goda

Y York is the proud recipient of the Smith Prize for …and LA is Burning, (Main Street, Houston premiere); the Hawai`i Award for Literature for Nothing is the Same, a Berrilla Kerr Award for The Secret Wife, the Charlotte Chorpenning award for her body of work, and was proclaimed the Walter Wangerin Fellow at the 2010 New Harmony Project where Woof was workshopped, subsequently produced at Main Street Theatre. Don't Tell Me I Can't Fly was workshopped at the Kennedy Center's 2010 New Visions New Voices and premiered at First Stage Milwaukee. Other third millennium plays include: Stargirl (People's Light); Crash (Seattle Children's Theatre); Getting Near to Baby (People's Light); Eggs (People's Light); River Rat and Cat (ChildsPlay); Fork in the Road; (Dramatic Publishing Commission); The Forgiving Harvest (People's Light; AT&T: Onstage Award and AATE Distinguished Play Award); Mask of the Unicorn Warrior (Seattle Children's Theatre); The Othello (4-character hip hop adaptation); Krisit (Primary Stages, NYC); Bleachers in the Sun, (SmashBox Productions); and Framed (SmashBox Productions). New play Late in the Game is selected for the 2012 New Harmony Project. Y is represented by the literary team at Bret Adams, Ltd. She still lives with Mark Lutwak, to whom all things are still dedicated.

Awards & Recognitions

  • AATE Distinguished Play Award, 2012, 2006, 2001
  • Houston “Buzzy” Award, 2012
  • New Harmony Project, 2012, 2010, 2007, 1996
  • 2010 Walter Wangerin, Jr. Fellow
  • New Visions, New Voices, Kennedy Center, 2010, 2004, 1993
  • 2008 Smith Prize, National New Play Network
  • Barrymore Nomination, Outstanding New Play 2008
  • Provincetown Playhouse NYC, New Works Festival, 2008, 2006, 2005, 2002
  • Hawai`i Award for Literature, 2006
  • AT&T: Onstage Award, 2004