RUBY THOMAS ANNOUNCED AS SUSAN SMITH BLACKBURN PRIZE FINALIST

Posted on 9 February 2023.

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RUBY THOMAS ANNOUNCED AS SUSAN SMITH BLACKBURN PRIZE FINALIST

RUBY THOMAS ANNOUNCED AS SUSAN SMITH BLACKBURN PRIZE FINALIST

 

The Susan Smith Blackburn Prize has announced Ruby Thomas as a finalist for its 2023 prestigious playwriting award.

Ruby Thomas’s play Linck & Mülhahn, which is currently playing Hampstead’s mainstage until 4 March, was chosen from a group of over 190 plays nominated from around the world.

The Susan Smith Blackburn Prize is the oldest and largest international prize awarded to women+ playwrights. The winner of the 2023 Prize will be named at the Award Presentation and 45th Anniversary Celebration on 27 March 2023. Founded in 1978, the Susan Smith Blackburn Prize is awarded annually to celebrate women+ who have written works of outstanding quality for the English-speaking theatre.

Ruby Thomas joins nine other finalists: Anupama Chandrasekhar (India) The Father and the Assassin; Maryam Hamidi (UK) Moonset; Karen Hartman (US) New Golden Age; Katie Holly (Ireland) Her Hand on the Trellis; Kimber Lee (US) Saturday; Sarah Mantell (US) In the Amazon Warehouse Parking Lot; a.k. payne (US) Amani; Francisca Da Silveira (US) Pay No Worship and Zadie Smith (UK) The Wife of Willesden.

Linck & Mülhahn by Ruby Thomas runs until 4 March

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