Y York

Y York

Y York is the recipient of the 2008 Smith Prize for …and LA is Burning; Houston’s 2012 Buzzy Award, Best New Play for Woof; the Berrilla Kerr Award for the Secret wife; the Hawai`i Award for Literature for Nothing is the Same; five times from the AATE Distinguished Play Award, and the Charlotte Chorpenning Award for her body of work for children and their families. New plays premiered last spring in Seattle...
Y York is the recipient of the 2008 Smith Prize for …and LA is Burning; Houston’s 2012 Buzzy Award, Best New Play for Woof; the Berrilla Kerr Award for the Secret wife; the Hawai`i Award for Literature for Nothing is the Same; five times from the AATE Distinguished Play Award, and the Charlotte Chorpenning Award for her body of work for children and their families. New plays premiered last spring in Seattle and Malvern, PA, and will premiere next season in Omaha. Used plays can be found at Broadway Play Publishing or Dramatic Publishing. Plays have been supported by the NEA, the Rockefeller Foundation, AT and T OnStage, USA Artists, and many local arts organizations through the years. For three decades Y has been writing plays- their current number astonishes even her. Most of the plays have been produced and between twenty and thirty are published. She still lives with Mark Lutwak to whom most things are still dedicated. They have two dogs and recently relocated to the Pacific Northwest.

Plays

  • Late in the Game
    Melissa is reckless because she’s going to die anyway. Flo is worried that husband Tim is going to run off with his young secretary. Tim just wants to lose ten pounds and get a good night's sleep. Harvey thinks that all women are interchangeable until he meets the one who isn’t. Dying is no excuse for not living in this New York comedy of middle-aged love and marriage and crime.
  • The Impossibility of Now
    Before the accident, Carl was a very successful science writer. With his ever-expanding knowledge of the world came an expanding darkness and futility. Unbeknownst to everyone, including Miranda, Carl started planning his exit. The exit strategy chilled the marriage and Miranda began an exit strategy of her own, one that included Anthony, a former college baseball star and current sexy pediatric dentist....
    Before the accident, Carl was a very successful science writer. With his ever-expanding knowledge of the world came an expanding darkness and futility. Unbeknownst to everyone, including Miranda, Carl started planning his exit. The exit strategy chilled the marriage and Miranda began an exit strategy of her own, one that included Anthony, a former college baseball star and current sexy pediatric dentist. Anthony is attracted to Miranda primarily because she is so different from his ex who wouldn’t know a lyric poem from a limerick. All participants’ plans are kyboshed by Carl’s accident, but his reawakening brings with it a wholesale batch of new complications, not the least of which is his new demeanor: optimistic happy person.