Susan Smith Blackburn Prize Finalists Announced
The winner will be revealed in early March.
The Susan Smith Blackburn Prize has announced 10 finalists for its 2018 playwriting award, the oldest and largest prize awarded to women playwrights writing in the English language.
Chosen from over 150 nominated plays, the finalists are:
Alice Birch (U.K.) - Anatomy of a Suicide
Elinor Cook (U.K.) - Out of Love
Fiona Doyle (Ireland) - The Strange Death of John Doe
Aleshea Harris (U.S.) - Is God Is
Colleen Murphy (Canada) - The Breathing Hole
Antoinette Nwandu (U.S.) - Pass Over
Nina Raine (U.K.) - Consent
Anusree Roy (Canada) - Trident Moon
Tori Sampson (U.S.) - If Pretty Hurts Ugly Must be a Muhfucka
Lauren Yee (U.S.) - The Great Leap
The winner of the 2017-2018 Susan Smith Blackburn Prize will be named in early March. The award comes with a cash prize of $25,000 and a signed print by artist Willem de Kooning, created especially for the Susan Smith Blackburn Prize. Each of the additional finalists will receive an award of $5,000.