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]

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
  • Clare Barron 2014–15
  • Lynda Barry 1991–92
  • Neena Beber 2003–04
  • Hilary Bell 1998–99
  • Jean Betts 2003–04
  • Gurpreet Kaur Bhatti 2004–05*
  • Alice Birch 2014–15
  • Caroline Bird 2013–14
  • Alecky Blythe 2014–15
  • Clara Brennan 2014–15
  • 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
  • Katherine Chandler 2014–15
  • Anupama Chandrasekhar 2008–09
  • Julia Cho 2001–02, 2006–07
  • 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
  • Frances Ya-Chu Cowhig 2014–15
  • Migdalia Cruz 1990–91†, 1996–97
  • Alexandra Cunningham 2000–01
  • Leigh Curran 1978–79
  • Barbara Damashek 1987–88
  • Lisa D'Amour 2014–2015
  • 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
  • Lindsey Ferrentino 2014–15
  • 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
  • Zodwa Nyoni 2014–15
  • 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
  • Heidi Schreck 2014–15
  • 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
  • Ruby Rae Spiegel 2014–15
  • Shelagh Stephenson 1997–98†
  • Polly Stenham 2007–08
  • Victoria Stewart 2007–08
  • Tena Stivicic 2014–15
  • 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

See also[edit]

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 (February 26, 2009). "British Playwright Moss Wins 2009 Susan Smith Blackburn Prize".
  3. ^ http://www.blackburnprize.org/winner%202011.htm
  4. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2013-06-03. Retrieved 2014-04-20.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  5. ^ Haigney, Sophie (March 4, 2019). "Jackie Sibblies Drury Wins Blackburn Prize for 'Fairview' ". New York Times. Retrieved 2019-04-07.
  6. ^ Clement, Olivia (Mar 2, 2020). "On Her 4th Time Nominated, Lucy Prebble Wins 2020 Susan Smith Blackburn Prize". Playbill. Retrieved Jun 30, 2020.

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