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Award-Winning Playwright & Screenwriter, "Moonlight"

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Tarell Alvin McCraney is best known for his acclaimed trilogy, The Brother/Sister Plays which include The Brothers Size, In the Red and Brown Water and Marcus: Or the Secret of Sweet. Other plays include Head of Passes, Choir Boy and Wig Out!

Tarell’s play In Moonlight Black Boys Look Blue is the basis for the Oscar-winning film Moonlight directed by Barry Jenkins, for which McCraney and Jenkins also won a Best Adapted Screenplay Oscar. Among its many other honors, the film has won a Golden Globe for Best Drama, Gotham Award for Best Feature, NAACP Image Award for Best Independent Film, WGA Award for Best Original Screenplay, the Human Rights Campaign’s Visionary Arts Award, and 6 Independent Spirit Awards including Best Picture and Best Screenplay. Tarell has also worked on TV and film projects with Playtone, HBO, and Disney.

Tarell is the recipient of a MacArthur “Genius” Grant, the Whiting Award, Steinberg Playwright Award, the Evening Standard Award, the New York Times Outstanding Playwright Award, the Paula Vogel Playwriting Award, the Windham Campbell Award, and a Doris Duke Artist Award. He was the International Writer-in-Residence for the Royal Shakespeare Company from 2008-2010, and a former resident playwright at New Dramatists. He is an ensemble member at Steppenwolf Theatre Company and a member of Teo Castellanos/D-Projects in Miami.

Tarell is a graduate from the New World School of the Arts, the Theatre School at DePaul University, and the Yale School of Drama, as well as received an honorary doctorate from the University of Warwick. As Professor of Theatre and Civic Engagement at University of Miami, he created a three-year program in partnership with UM, Miami-Dade County and the African Heritage Cultural Arts Center. He was recently named the new Chairman of the Playwriting Department at the Yale School of Drama, as well as Playwright in Residence at Yale Repertory Theater.

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Award-Winning Playwright & Screenwriter, "Moonlight"

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Tarell Alvin McCraney Biography

Tarell Alvin McCraney is best known for his acclaimed trilogy, The Brother/Sister Plays which include The Brothers Size, In the Red and Brown Water and Marcus: Or the Secret of Sweet. Other plays include Head of Passes, Choir Boy and Wig Out!

Tarell’s play In Moonlight Black Boys Look Blue is the basis for the Oscar-winning film Moonlight directed by Barry Jenkins, for which McCraney and Jenkins also won a Best Adapted Screenplay Oscar. Among its many other honors, the film has won a Golden Globe for Best Drama, Gotham Award for Best Feature, NAACP Image Award for Best Independent Film, WGA Award for Best Original Screenplay, the Human Rights Campaign’s Visionary Arts Award, and 6 Independent Spirit Awards including Best Picture and Best Screenplay. Tarell has also worked on TV and film projects with Playtone, HBO, and Disney.

Tarell is the recipient of a MacArthur “Genius” Grant, the Whiting Award, Steinberg Playwright Award, the Evening Standard Award, the New York Times Outstanding Playwright Award, the Paula Vogel Playwriting Award, the Windham Campbell Award, and a Doris Duke Artist Award. He was the International Writer-in-Residence for the Royal Shakespeare Company from 2008-2010, and a former resident playwright at New Dramatists. He is an ensemble member at Steppenwolf Theatre Company and a member of Teo Castellanos/D-Projects in Miami.

Tarell is a graduate from the New World School of the Arts, the Theatre School at DePaul University, and the Yale School of Drama, as well as received an honorary doctorate from the University of Warwick. As Professor of Theatre and Civic Engagement at University of Miami, he created a three-year program in partnership with UM, Miami-Dade County and the African Heritage Cultural Arts Center. He was recently named the new Chairman of the Playwriting Department at the Yale School of Drama, as well as Playwright in Residence at Yale Repertory Theater.

Tarell Alvin McCraney Videos

  • Tarell Alvin McCraney talks about life after winning an Oscar award ...
    Apr 28, 2017 ... Tarell Alvin McCraney playwright behind the movie "Moonlight" talks about his life after winning an Oscar.
  • An Interview with 2017 Academy Award Winner Tarell Alvin McCraney
    Mar 8, 2017 ... 2008 Alliance/Kendeda National Graduate Playwriting Competition Winner Tarell Alvin McCraney talks playwriting
  • Moonlight's Tarell Alvin McCraney: 'I'm still that vulnerable boy ...
    Feb 16, 2017 ... The film Moonlight has won best picture at the Oscars.

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  • How to book Tarell Alvin McCraney?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Tarell Alvin McCraney for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers. Fill out a booking request form for Tarell Alvin McCraney, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Tarell Alvin McCraney or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • How much does it cost to book Tarell Alvin McCraney?

    Booking fees for Tarell Alvin McCraney, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies according to the circumstances, including the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. Speaker fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Tarell Alvin McCraney, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • Who is the agent for Tarell Alvin McCraney?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Tarell Alvin McCraney for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Tarell Alvin McCraney for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service talent booking agency?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Tarell Alvin McCraney or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Tarell Alvin McCraney or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.

Tarell Alvin McCraney is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book Tarell Alvin McCraney for your event is $30,000 - $50,000. Tarell Alvin McCraney generally travels from New York, NY, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Hill Harper, Bakari Sellers, J.R. Martinez, Angela Davis and Maya L. Harris. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Tarell Alvin McCraney for an upcoming event.

Tarell Alvin McCraney Speaker Videos

  • Tarell Alvin McCraney talks about life after winning an Oscar award ...
    Apr 28, 2017 ... Tarell Alvin McCraney playwright behind the movie "Moonlight" talks about his life after winning an Oscar.
    An Interview with 2017 Academy Award Winner Tarell Alvin McCraney
    Mar 8, 2017 ... 2008 Alliance/Kendeda National Graduate Playwriting Competition Winner Tarell Alvin McCraney talks playwriting
  • Moonlight's Tarell Alvin McCraney: 'I'm still that vulnerable boy ...
    Feb 16, 2017 ... The film Moonlight has won best picture at the Oscars.

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