SFTV in Conversation presents
Tarell McCraney, screenwriter, playwright, actor, Academy-Award winner for Best Adapted Screenplay (Moonlight) and Executive Producer (David Makes Man), Screenwriter (High Flying Bird, Netflix).
LMU Screenwriting Professor John Strauss will interview Mr. McCraney, then open up for Q&A.
Please prepare your questions ahead of time and send to Professor Patty Meyer (firstname.lastname@example.org). We will try to make time for more questions written in the Q&A box during the interview.
Tarell Alvin McCraney is an acclaimed writer. His script IN MOONLIGHT BLACK BOYS LOOK BLUE is the basis for the Oscar-winning film MOONLIGHT directed by Barry Jenkins, for which McCraney and Jenkins won an Oscar for Best Adapted Screenplay. McCraney is currently working on the second season of OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network’s critically-acclaimed, Michael B. Jordan and Oprah Winfrey executive produced drama series, DAVID MAKES MAN, for which the first season received a Peabody Award, Critic’s Choice Award, and Gotham Award while also maintaining 100% on Rotten Tomatoes.
He also wrote the film HIGH FLYING BIRD which premiered on Netflix directed by Steven Soderbergh. McCraney’s plays include MS. BLAKK FOR PRESIDENT (co-written with Tina Landau), THE BROTHER/SISTER PLAYS trilogy, HEAD OF PASSES, WIG OUT!, and CHOIR BOY which was nominated for four Tony Awards.
McCraney is the recipient of a MacArthur “Genius” Grant, the Whiting Award, Steinberg Playwright Award, the Evening Standard Award, the New York Times Outstanding Playwright Award, the Paula Vogel Playwriting Award, the Windham Campbell Award, and a USA Artist Award.