2008: Neil Wechsler


Neil graduated from Yale University in 1996 with distinction in Philosophy and Psychology.  He has been writing novels, novellas and plays ever since.  He lives in Buffalo, New York with his wife and their two children.

Grenadine is the fantastical story of a man’s quest for love in the company of three devoted friends. The bonds of friendship are challenged, and ultimately reaffirmed, by the quartet's journey through an unfamiliar landscape.

After winning the Yale Drama Series, Grenadine had the following readings and productions:

  • 2009  production by Road Less Traveled Theater, Buffalo, NY
  • 2010  student production Southern Methodist University, Dallas, TX
  • 2011  reading by The Common Tongue, New York, NY
  • 2011  student production UNC-Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC
  • 2013  reading by the Unit Dramaturgy Collective, Toronto, Canada