Anchuli Felicia King finalist for Susan Smith Blackburn Prize

A massive congratulations to Anchuli Felicia King who has been announced as one of ten finalist for the prestigious Susan Smith Blackburn Prize, the oldest and largest prize awarded to women playwrights.

Chosen from an international group of over 160 nominated plays, the Finalists are:

Zoe Cooper (U.K.) – Out of Water
Frances Ya-Chu Cowhig (U.S.) – The King of Hell’s Palace
Aleshea Harris (U.S.) – What to Send Up When It Goes Down
Anchuli Felicia King (Australia) – Golden Shield
Kimber Lee (U.S.) – untitled f*ck m*ss s**gon play
Dominique Morisseau (U.S.) – Confederates
Lucy Prebble (U.K.) – A Very Expensive Poison
Stef Smith (U.K.) – Nora:  A Doll’s House
Celine Song (U.S.) – Endlings
Anne Washburn (U.S.) – Shipwreck

The Winner of the 2020 Susan Smith Blackburn Prize will be announced at the annual Award Presentation, which honors all Finalists on March 2nd at Playwrights Horizons in New York City. The Winner will be awarded a cash prize of $25,000, and will also receive a signed print by renowned artist Willem de Kooning, created especially for the Susan Smith Blackburn Prize. Each of the additional Finalists will receive an award of $5,000.

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