The Brothers Size by Tarell Alvin McCraney
A Young Vic and Actors Touring Company production
Direction Bijan Sheibani
Tarell Alvin McCraney’s first play The Brothers Size, acclaimed when first produced at the Young Vic in the Maria studio in 2007, returns to the Young Vic Main House, once again as a co-production with the Actors Touring Company.
There are two Brothers Size. There is Ogun who owns an auto-repair shop. And there is Oshoosi, fresh out of prison, who always takes the wrong track. When his ex-cell mate Elegba gives him a clapped-out car, true freedom seems just around the corner.
Winner of the Evening Standard Most Promising Playwright Award 2007.
Tarell Alvin McCraney is best known for the Oscar-winning film Moonlight (Best Film and Best Adapted Screenplay), which was based on his script In Moonlight Black Boys Look Blue. For theatre, his trilogy The Brother/Sister Plays which consists of The Brothers Size, In The Red and Brown Water and Marcus or the SECRET of SWEET, has been widely performed. Other plays include his edit of Antony and Cleopatra (RSC, Public Theater NY and Gable Stage Miami), Head of Passes (Steppenwolf Theater, Berkeley Rep, Public Theater), Choir Boy (Royal Court, Manhattan Theater Club), Without/Sin and Run, Mourner and Run, The Breach and Wig Out! (Vineyard Theater, Royal Court).
Tarell is the recipient of a MacArthur "Genius" Grant, the Whiting Award, Steinberg Playwright Award, the Evening Standard Most Promising Playwright Award, the New York Times Outstanding Playwright Award, the Paula Vogel Playwriting Award, the Windham Campbell Award, and a Doris Duke Artist Award. He was recently named the new Chair of the Playwriting Department at the Yale School of Drama.