Just Buffalo teaching artist NEIL WECHSLER’s play Grenadine won the 2008 Yale Drama Award, selected by Edward Albee. Grenadine was published by Yale University Press and has been produced at Road Less Traveled Productions in Buffalo, SMU in Texas, and UNC-Chapel Hill. Neil’s adaptation of Ibsen’s Emperor and Galilean premiered at Torn Space Theater. It was the American premiere of Emperor and Galilean. Neil’s play The Brown Bull of Cuailnge received its world premiere in Toronto, presented by The Room. Neil has spoken about playwriting and literature at high schools and colleges across the country. Neil is the Executive Director of Against the Grain Theater Festival in Buffalo.
Chosen as the second winner of the Yale Drama Series, Neil Wechsler’s Grenadine is the fantastical story of a man’s quest for love in the company of three devoted friends. The play was selected by Pulitzer Prize–winning playwright and contest judge Edward Albee.
“I found it highly original . . . The questions the play asks and the answers it proposes are provocative; the play stretched my mind.”