Tarell Alvin McCraney http://blog.wlrn.org en McCraney's 'Radical Edit' of Shakespeare Play Lands In Miami Beach http://blog.wlrn.org/post/mccraneys-radical-edit-shakespeare-play-lands-miami-beach <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">It’s a long distance from the rough streets of Liberty City to the bright lights of Stratford-Upon-Avon in England.&nbsp; But playwright and director&nbsp;</span>Tarell<span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;Alvin </span>McCraney<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> has made that journey – and along the way, acquired a resume that would make many artists green with envy.</span></p> Fri, 10 Jan 2014 04:26:05 +0000 Christine DiMattei 26273 at http://blog.wlrn.org McCraney's 'Radical Edit' of Shakespeare Play Lands In Miami Beach Miami 'Genius' Draws Connections Between Shakespeare, Liberty City http://blog.wlrn.org/post/miami-genius-draws-connections-between-shakespeare-liberty-city <p>Miami-raised playwright Tarell Alvin McCraney is one of this year&rsquo;s <a href="http://www.macfound.org/programs/fellows/">MacArthur Fellows</a>.</p><p>The fellowship, announced Wednesday, is better known as the &ldquo;genius grant&rdquo; and comes with a $625,000 prize. Past winners with Miami ties include writer Edwidge Danticat and poet Campbell McGrath.</p><p>McCraney&rsquo;s award-winning plays draw on his experiences growing up in Liberty City. He&rsquo;s an alumnus of the New World School of the Arts.</p> Wed, 25 Sep 2013 14:16:01 +0000 Sammy Mack 21130 at http://blog.wlrn.org Miami 'Genius' Draws Connections Between Shakespeare, Liberty City