My congratulations to two of NYTE’s Plays and Playwrights alumni for making a splash in this week’s “Best of NYC 2007” issue of The Village Voice: Taylor Mac, author of Red Tide Blooming from Plays and Playwrights 2007, was cited as “Best Be(a)st” (an inside reference to one of Taylor’s previous shows); and Thomas Bradshaw, whose play Cleansed will be included in the upcoming Plays and Playwrights 2008, was picked as one of the “Best Provocative Playwrights.”
It’s nice to see Taylor and Thomas getting this attention because they both deserve it. Aside from being magnificently talented artists, they are both very nice fellas, and I’m glad they’re getting some public kudos. Well done, gentlemen!
Taylor did a nice interview with me about Red Tide Blooming earlier this year, which you can read here. And Thomas and director Jose Zayas talked to The Boss about Cleansed in this podcast from back in February.
(By the way: you can stay up-to-date with all the comings and goings of NYTE’s alumni playwrights over in the Plays and Playwrights blog. If you haven’t checked it out yet, hie thee over there pronto. I’m just saying…)