Susan Smith Blackburn Prize

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The Susan Smith Blackburn Prize established in 1978, is for English-language women playwrights. Named for Susan Smith, (1935-1977) alumna of Smith College, who died of breast cancer.[1]

Winners[edit]

Special Commendation[edit]

  • Judith Adams 1998-99†
  • Leslie Ayvazian 1995-96†
  • Lesley Bruce 1993-94†
  • Caryl Churchill 1982-83†
  • Migdalia Cruz 1990-91†
  • Joanna McClelland Glass 1980-81 †
  • Zinnie Harris 2000-01†
  • Beth Henley 1979-80†
  • Julie Hebert 1998-99†
  • Beth Henley 1979-80†
  • Naomi Iizuka 2000-01†
  • Julia Jordan 2001-02†
  • Elizabeth Kuti 1999-00†
  • Joanna Laurens 2000-01†
  • Bryony Lavery 2002-03†,
  • Lisa Loomer 1993-94†,
  • Sharman MacDonald 1984-85†,
  • Chloe Moss 2004-05†
  • Phyllis Nagy 1995-96†
  • Dael Orlandersmith 1999-00†
  • Winsome Pinnock 1989-90†
  • Jenny Schwartz 2007-08†
  • Lynn Siefert 1983-84†, 1991-92†
  • Timberlake Wertenbaker 1988-89†

Finalists[edit]

  • Judith Adams 1997-98, 1998-99†, 2000–01
  • Kay Adshead 1987-88, 2001–02, 2005–06
  • Rukhsana Ahmad 2001-02
  • Claudia Allen 2002-03
  • Hanan al-Shaykh 1996-97
  • Jane Anderson 1990-91, 1991–92, 1992-93†
  • Leslie Ayvazian 1995-96†, 2004–05
  • Nicola Baldwin 1993-94, 1999-00
  • Lynda Barry 1991-92
  • Neena Beber 2003-04
  • Hilary Bell 1998-99
  • Jean Betts 2003-04
  • Julie Bovasso 1980-81
  • Gurpreet Kaur Bhatti 2004-05*
  • Linda Brogan 2007-08
  • Tina Brown 1978-79
  • Lesley Bruce 1993-94†
  • Moira Buffini 1992-93, 1997-98*
  • Katherine Burger 1996-97
  • Mary Elizabeth Burke-Kennedy 1984-85
  • Kathleen Cahill 1984-85
  • Lucy Caldwell 2006-07
  • Sheila Callaghan 2006-07
  • Jo Carson 1989-90
  • Julia Cho 2001-02, 2006–07
  • Anupama Chandrasekhar 2008-09
  • Caryl Churchill 1979-80, 1982-83†, 1983-84*, 1987-88*
  • Paula Cizmar 1981-82†, 1982–83
  • Kathleen Clark 1987-88
  • Pearl Cleage 1983-84, 1993–94, 1995–96
  • Sara Clifford 1998-99
  • Lin Coghlan 2003-04
  • Kathleen Collins 1982-83, 1986–87
  • Sherry Coman 1990-91
  • Anne Commire 1988-89
  • Constance Congdon 1985-86, 1995–96
  • Trista Conger 1988-89
  • Helen Cooper 1984-85, 1986–87, 2002–03
  • Kia Corthron 1997-98
  • Migdalia Cruz 1990-91†, 1996–97
  • Alexandra Cunningham 2000-01
  • Leigh Curran 1978-79
  • Barbara Damashek 1987-88
  • April De Angelis 2005-06
  • Donna de Matteo 1982-83
  • Christian de Lancie 1993-94
  • Ruby Dee 1993-94
  • Dolly Dhingra 1999-00
  • Lydia Diamond 2007-08
  • Ann Marie Di Mambro 1994-95
  • Elizabeth Diggs 1981-82, 1987-88†
  • Nancy Donohue 1979-80
  • Katie Douglas 2006-07
  • Bathsheba Doran 2005-06
  • Rosalyn Drexler 1983-84
  • Carol Ann Duffy 1982-83
  • Susan Dworkin 1980-81
  • Helen Edmundson 1993-94
  • Margaret Edson 1993-94
  • Elizabeth Egloff 1995-96, 1996–97
  • Charlotte Eilenberg 2002-03
  • Eve Ensler 1998-99, 2000–01
  • Nancy Ewing 2000-01
  • Stella Feehily 2006-07
  • Barbara Field 1982-83, 1988–89
  • Susan Flakes 1996-97
  • Kate Fodor 2002-03
  • Maria Irene Fornes 1985-86, 1987–88
  • Amy Fox 2006-07
  • Donna Franceschild 1989-90
  • J.E. Franklin 1981-82, 1989–90, 1992–93
  • Amy Freed 1993-94, 2001–02
  • Mary Gallagher 1979-80, 1986-87*, 1989–90
  • Lucy Gannon 1988-89, 1989-90*
  • Lillian Garrett 1989-90
  • Nancy Fales Garrett 1982-83
  • Judy GeBauer 1987-88
  • Shirley Gee 1983-84, 1984-85*, 1989–90
  • Pam Gems 1978-79, 1985–86, 1996-97†
  • Alexandra Gersten 2002-03
  • Melissa James Gibson 2005-06
  • Rebecca Gilman 1998-99, 1999-00, 2004–05
  • Joanna McClelland Glass 1978-79, 1980-81 †, 1983–84, 2004–05
  • Sue Glover 1991-92
  • Debbie Tucker Green 2002-03, 2005–06
  • Linda Marshall Griffiths 2005-06
  • Rinne Groff 2002-03
  • Nikki Harmon 1988-89
  • Zinnie Harris 2000-01†, 2003–04
  • Valerie Harris 1978-79
  • Catherine Hayes 1981-82
  • Beth Henley 1979-80†, 1987–88, 2005–06
  • Jacqueline Holborough 1987-88
  • Endesha Ida Mae Holland 1992-93
  • Debbie Horsfield 1984-85
  • Velina Hasu Houston 1985-86
  • Tina Howe 1979-80, 1983–84, 1997–98
  • Noelle Janaczewska 1997-98
  • Lenka Janiurek 1978-79
  • Ann Jellicoe 1980-81
  • Catherine Johnson 1991-92
  • Cindy Lou Johnson 1984-85, 1986–87
  • Jennifer Johnston 1996-97
  • Marie Jones 1999-00
  • Julia Jordan 1996-97, 2001-02†, 2006–07
  • Yazmine Judd 1998-99
  • C. Michèle Kaplan 2006-07
  • Shirley Kaplan 1981-82
  • Julia Kearsley 1980-81, 1982–83
  • Margaret Keilstrup 1981-82
  • Adrienne Kennedy 1990-91
  • Wendy Kesselman 1980-81*, 1989–90
  • Carson Kreitzer 2003-04
  • Gail Kriegel 1983-84
  • Casey Kurtti 1987-88
  • Oni Faida Lampley 2005-06
  • Mary Lathrop 1991-92
  • Shirley Lauro 1980-81, 1991–92
  • Bryony Lavery 1980-81, 2002-03†, 2004–05, 2007-08
  • Maureen Lawrence 1990-91, 1994–95
  • Barbara Lebow 1985-86, 1994–95, 1995–96, 1997–98
  • Young Jean Lee 2009-10
  • Rebecca Lenkiewicz 2004-05
  • Nell Leyshon 2006-07
  • Liz Lochhead 1998-99
  • Rosie Logan 1986-87
  • Lisa Loomer 1993-94†, 2003–04
  • Claire Luckham 1991-92
  • Anne Ludlum 2002-03
  • Sharman MacDonald 1984-85†, 1990–91, 1995–96
  • Carol Mack 1982-83
  • Emily Mann 1981-82, 1984–85, 1996–97, 1999-00
  • Melanie Marnich 2004-05
  • Nicola McCartney 1997-98
  • Mia McCullough 2004-05
  • Heather McDonald 2002-03
  • Lisa McGee 2007-08†
  • Anne McGravie 1984-85
  • Grace McKeaney 1981-82
  • Ellen McLaughlin 1986-87*, 1989–90
  • Linda McLean 2007-08
  • Jenny McLeod 1999-00
  • Clare Mclntyre 1992-93
  • Cassandra Medley 1988-89
  • Susan Miller 1979-80, 1988–89, 1994-95§, 2001-02*
  • Lois Meredith 1993-94
  • Marlane Meyer 1986-87, 1988–89, 1989–90, 1992-93*
  • Ann Mitchell 1981-82
  • Abi Morgan 2003-04
  • Lavonne Mueller 1980-81, 1986–87
  • Philomena Muinzer 1979-80
  • Melissa Murray 1985-86, 1986–87
  • Julie Marie Myatt 2007-08
  • Sally Nemeth 1994-95
  • Ann Noble 2003-04
  • Marsha Norman 1978-79†, 1982-83*, 1983–84
  • Lynn Nottage 1997-98
  • Meredith Oakes 2000-01
  • Kira Obolensky 1998-99, 2005–06
  • Edna O'Brien 1979-80
  • Tamsin Oglesby 1995-96, 2006–07
  • Mary O'Malley 1978-79*, 1985-86†
  • Louise Page 1982-83, 1984–85
  • Suzan-Lori Parks 1996-97, 1999-00
  • Sybille Pearson 1980-81
  • Carey Perloff 2001-02
  • Winsome Pinnock 1989-90†, 1991–92
  • Lucy Prebble 2003-04
  • Nu Quang 1992-93
  • Heather Raffo 2004-05†
  • Aishah Rahman 1985-86
  • Theresa Rebeck 1994-95, 2002–03
  • Christina Reid 1984-85
  • Jacquelyn Reingold 1994-95
  • Anna Reynolds 1992-93
  • Gillian Richmond 1990-91
  • Susan Rivers 1984-85
  • Kate Moira Ryan 1996-97
  • Milcha Sanchez-Scott 1986-87
  • Barbara Schneider 1979-80*, 1980–81
  • Julia Schofield 1987-88
  • Rose Scollard 1995-96
  • Adele Edling Shank 1981-82, 1982–83
  • Anna Deavere Smith 1992-93, 1993–94
  • Diana Son 1998-99
  • Susan Sontag 1992-93
  • Abbie Spallen 2006-07
  • Shelagh Stephenson 1997-98†
  • Polly Stenham 2007-08
  • Victoria Stewart 2007-08
  • Kelly Stuart 2001-02
  • Karen Duke Sturges 1979-80
  • Elizabeth Swados 1991-92
  • Polly Teale 2003-04
  • Kristine Thatcher 1985-86, 1994-95§
  • Freyda Thomas 1999-00
  • Judith Thompson 2002-03, 2007-08*
  • Katherine Thomson 2004-05
  • Jane Thornton 1985-86
  • Leonora Thuna 1986-87†
  • Susan Todd 1981-82
  • Kathleen Tolan 1997-98
  • Kay Trainor 1992-93
  • Paula Vogel 1991-92, 1992–93, 1994–95, 1995-96
  • Francine Volpe 2006-07
  • Terri Wagener 1978-79, 1983–84
  • Celeste Bedford Walker 1999-00
  • Wendy Wasserstein 1978-79, 1981–82, 1992–93
  • Alison Watson 1980-81
  • Annie Weisman 2000-01
  • Patricia Wettig 2004-05
  • Erin Cressida Wilson 1995-96
  • Tracey Scott Wilson 2001-02
  • Victoria Wood 1979-80
  • Sarah Woods 2000-01
  • Elizabeth Wyatt 1988-89
  • Olwen Wymark 1978-79, 1979–80
  • Sheila Yeger 1988-89, 1990–91
  • Shay Youngblood 1989-90
  • Karen Zacarias 2003-04

References[edit]

  1. ^ Alexis Greene, Emilie S. Kilgore, Marsha Norman (2006). Women writing plays. University of Texas Press. p. ix. ISBN 978-0-292-71325-3. 
  2. ^ Andrew Gans (26 Feb 2009). "British Playwright Moss Wins 2009 Susan Smith Blackburn Prize". 
  3. ^ http://www.blackburnprize.org/winner%202011.htm
  4. ^ http://www.blackburnprize.org/bydate.htm

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