Barbara Seyda wins $10,000 Yale Drama Series Prize

April 15, 2015 7:17 PM

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An Arizona-based writer, editor, photographer and designer has won the ninth Yale Drama Series Prize with her debut play based on the real story of a slave in Missouri who killed her master in 1855.

Barbara Seyda's play "Celia, a Slave: 26 Characters Testify," on Wednesday won the award and $10,000. It will be published by Yale University Press and there will be a staged reading at Lincoln Center Theater's Claire Tow Theater in September.

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