Neil Wechsler’s play Grenadine won the 2008 Yale Drama Award, an international prize for emerging playwrights.
Edward Albee was the judge. 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. Grenadine has received readings by the Irish Classical Theatre in Buffalo, the Yale Drama School, the Common Tongue in NYC, and the Unit Dramaturgy Collective in Toronto. Wechsler’s adaptation of Ibsen’s Emperor and Galilean premiered at Torn Space Theater in Buffalo. Wechsler’s play The Brown Bull of Cuailnge has received readings at Road Less Traveled Productions as part of the Emanuel Fried New Play Workshop, UNC-Chapel Hill, the Cherry Lane Theatre in NYC, and the Unit Dramaturgy Collective. Wechsler’s play Ysbaddaden received a reading at Silo City in Buffalo. Wechsler is Festival Director of the Against the Grain Festival, a multi-city theater festival. Wechsler graduated from Yale University Phi Beta Kappa with distinction in Philosophy and Psychology.