The Susan Smith Blackburn Prize is the oldest and largest playwriting prize honoring women+ writing for the English-speaking theatre.
Top row: Anupama Chandrasekhar, Francisca De Silveira, Maryam Hamidi, Karen Hartman, Katie Holly
Bottom row: Kimber Lee, Sarah Mantell, a.k. payne, Zadie Smith, Ruby Thomas
“The Susan Smith Blackburn Prize has done more than any other single force to get plays by women collected and celebrated, but more importantly, produced.” - Marsha Norman, 1983 Winner for Night Mother
"The emergence of women playwrights over the history of the Susan Smith Blackburn Prize has spearheaded a change in the position of women in every realm of the theater." – Wendy Wasserstein, 1988 Winner for The Heidi Chronicles