Alumnus Awarded Genius Grant

In September 2013, Tarell McCraney (THE ’03) was named a 2013 MacArthur Fellow by the MacArthur Foundation. This prestigious award, also known as the “genius grant,” comes with a $625,000 unrestricted stipend to be used at McCraney’s discretion. In the video above, he discusses his work as a playwright, his thoughts on storytelling and his memories of DePaul. Read an interview with McCraney in the winter issue of DePaul Magazine.

Homepage image courtesy of the MacArthur Foundation.

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