CANCELLED PLAY BEHZTI CANDIDATE FOR 2005 PRIZE
play BEHZTI (DISHONOUR) by Gurpreet Kaur Bhatti is one of twelve Finalists for
the 2005 Susan Smith Blackburn Prize, now in its twenty-seventh
year. The awards are given annually to
women who deserve recognition for having written works of outstanding quality
for the English-speaking theatre. Ms.
Bhatti , a Sikh who was born in
Joining Ms. Bhatti as Finalists are the following eleven playwrights: Leslie Ayvazian (U.S.) for ROSEMARY AND I, Rebecca Gilman (U.S.) for SWEETEST SWING IN BASEBALL, Joanna McClelland Glass (CANADA / U.S.) for TRYING, Bryony Lavery (U.K..) for LAST EASTER, Rebecca Lenkiewicz (U.K..) for THE NIGHT SEASON, Melanie Marnich (U.S.) for CRADLE OF MAN, Mia McCullough (U.S.) for SINCE AFRICA, Chloe Moss (U.K.) for HOW LOVE IS SPELT, Heather Raffo (U.S.) for NINE PARTS OF DESIRE, Katherine Thomson (Australia) for HARBOUR, and Patricia Wettig (U.S.) for MY ANDY.
Judges for the twenty-seventh annual awards are Stockard Channing; Sara Garonzik, Producing Artistic Director, Philadelphia Theatre Company , Paulette Randall, Artistic Director of Talawa Theatre Company, London; Corin Redgrave; Carole Woddis, theatre journalist and critic in the U.K., and Matt Wolf, London theatre critic for Variety and The International Herald Tribune. The Awards will be presented in London or New York in February or March.
This page last updated 21st January 2005