Playwright Award

Carrie Gates | Nov. 6, 2013 | Notre Dame College of Arts and Letters

Joyelle McSweeney

Joyelle McSweeney, associate professor in Notre Dame’s Department of English recently won the inaugural Leslie Scalapino Award for Innovative Women Playwrights for her new play, Dead Youth, or, the Leaks.

McSweeney’s play was selected from among nearly 400 entries.

“It’s overwhelmingly exciting that Joyelle is the first winner of this much-anticipated award,” says Associate Professor of English Romana Huk, who knew the late Leslie Scalapino, and called her “a leading figure” in the U.S. avant-garde movement since the 1970s.

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 by Daily Domer Staff

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