The Susan Smith Blackburn Prize is the oldest and largest playwriting prize honoring women+ writing for the English-speaking theatre.

 

 

2024 Finalists Roxy Cook April De Angelis Justice Hehir Rhianna Ilube Jasmine Naziha Jones Alex Lin Lenelle Moïse Hannah Moscovitch a.k. payne Ava Pickett

Top row: Roxy Cook, April De Angelis, Justice Hehir, Rhianna Ilube, & Jasmine Naziha Jones
Bottom row: Alex Lin, Lenelle Moïse, Hannah Moscovitch, a.k. payne, & Ava Pickett

 

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Willem de Kooning limited edition, signed print created especially for the Prize.

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“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