Y York is the proud recipient of the AATE Distinguished Play Award for The Forgiving Harvest and Afternoon of the Elves, the 2008 Smith Prize for …and LA is Burning, the 2006 Hawai`i Award for Literature for Nothing is the Same, a Berrilla Kerr Award for The Secret Wife, and the Charlotte Chorpenning award for her body of work in family theatre.
Woof was workshopped at the 2010 New Harmony Project, where Y was proclaimed the 2010 Walter Wangerin Fellow and premiered in 2011 at Main St Theatre in Houston. Don’t Tell Me I Can’t Fly was workshopped at the Kennedy Center’s 2010 New Visions New Voices and premiered in 2011 at First Stage Milwaukee. Y’s Other third millennium plays include: Getting Near to Baby (2008 People’s Light; Barrymore Nomination for Outstanding New Play) Eggs (2009 People’s Light)’ River Rat and Cat (2006 ChildsPlay, premiere)These and earlier plays are happily still produced in theatres across the country and available from Broadway Play Publishing, Dramatic Publishing, St. Martin’s Press, Smith and Kraus, or from the literary team at Bret Adams, Ltd. Her most recent plays are Late in the Game and adaptations of the Jerry Spinelli novels Crash and Stargirl.
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