Samuel Beckett Award

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The Samuel Beckett Award is a British award set up in 1983 and awarded to writers and directors, who in the opinion of a committee of critics, producers and publishers, showed excellence in writing or directing for the performing arts. The award was established in honour of Irish avant-garde novelist, playwright, theatre director, and poet Samuel Beckett and in recognition of his distinctive contribution to world theatre and literature.

Award winning writers/directors included:

The Oxford Samuel Beckett Theatre Trust Award was formed in 2003 to support the showcasing of new innovative theatre and is for a company or individual to create a production to be performed at Barbican's Pit Theatre in the City of London.

  • 2003- Dan Hine and Kirsty Housley[8]
  • 2004- Lucy Ellinson, Wendy Hubbard, Mamoru Iriguchi, Sarah Levinsky and Ben Pacey[9]
  • 2005- Gareth Fry, Lu Kemp, Dominic Leclerc, Neil Laidlaw and Chris Dunkley[10]
  • 2006- The Work Theatre Collective[11]
  • 2007- Sophie Hunter,[12] Megan Hefferman, Vanessa Faye-Stanley,[13] Seiriol Cywfan Davies,[14] Kevin Albi Gravener[15]
  • 2008- Slung Low[16]
  • 2009- Levantes Dance Theatre[17]
  • 2010- You Me Bum Bum Train[18]
  • 2013- Kristin McGuire and Davy McGuire[19]
  • 2014- Dickie Beau[20]
  • 2015- Nigel Barett and Louise Mari[21]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Alison Donnell (2002). Companion to Contemporary Black British Culture. Taylor & Francis. p. 97. ISBN 978-0-415-16989-9. Retrieved 11 August 2012. 
  2. ^ Arrivederci Millwall and Smallholdings by Nick Perry. Faber and Faber, 1987, ISBN 978-0571147748
  3. ^ Ritchie, R. (ed), "The Joint Stock Book: Making of a Theatre Collective," Methuen, London, 1987, ISBN 0-413-41030-7
  4. ^ "Author Biography: Anne Devlin". E-Notes. Retrieved 8 August 2012. 
  5. ^ Never in My Lifetime, http://www.chancetheater.com/season_2006/2b_never/#top
  6. ^ British Council, Writers: Jim Cartwright.
  7. ^ "Ronald William Sutherland", Debrett's People of Today.
  8. ^ "Winners 2003". Oxford Samuel Beckett Theatre Trust Award. 
  9. ^ "Winners 2004". Oxford Samuel Beckett Theatre Trust Award. 
  10. ^ "Winners 2005". Oxford Samuel Beckett Theatre Trust Award. 
  11. ^ "Winners 2006". Oxford Samuel Beckett Theatre Trust Award. 
  12. ^ "Cantata in a Castle". The Guardian. I have my own links to Beckett as the recipient of the Oxford Samuel Beckett award that champions emerging experimental theatre-makers. 
  13. ^ "Vanessa Fay Stanley Biography". Vanessa Faye Stanley Official Website. Awards: Samuel Beckett Theatre Award 2007 for Boileroom and The Terrific Electric (director, co-director). 
  14. ^ "About Me Seiriol Davies". Seiriol Davies Official Website. I've won awards including... the Oxford Samuel Beckett Theatre Trust Award (for Boileroom's "The Terrific Electric") . 
  15. ^ "Winners 2007". Oxford Samuel Beckett Theatre Trust Award. 
  16. ^ "Winners 2008". Oxford Samuel Beckett Theatre Trust Award. 
  17. ^ "Winners 2009". Oxford Samuel Beckett Theatre Trust Award. 
  18. ^ "Winners 2010". Oxford Samuel Beckett Theatre Trust Award. 
  19. ^ "Winners 2013". Oxford Samuel Beckett Theatre Trust Award. 
  20. ^ "Winners 2014". Oxford Samuel Beckett Theatre Trust Award. 
  21. ^ "Winners 2015". Oxford Samuel Beckett Theatre Trust Award.