Alice Birch
Alice Birch

2018 Winner

Anatomy of a Suicide

Synopsis: Three generations of women, their lives played out simultaneously. For each, the chaos of what has come before brings with it a painful legacy.

Cast breakdown: The play was performed by a company of 10 actors (6 W and 4M – including one child). There is a total of 26 characters.

Costume Requirements: The first production used very naturalistic costumes – with a huge number of costume changes.

UK Agent: Giles Smart at United Agents

US Agents: Rachel Viola and Geoff Morley at United Talent

Play Service: Oberon Books

Bio: Alice Birch is the winner of the Arts Foundation Award for Playwriting 2014, the co-winner of the George Devine Award for Most Promising Playwright 2014 and was shortlisted for the Susan Smith Blackburn Award in 2012 and 2015.

Theatre includes: [Blank] (NT Connections / Clean Break), Anatomy of a Suicide (Royal Court), Revolt. She said. Revolt again. (RSC / Soho Rep NYC), Ophelias Zimmer (Royal Court / Schaubuhne Theater Berlin), We Want You to Watch (National Theatre / RashDash), Little Light (Orange Tree), Little on the inside (Almeida / Clean Break) and Many Moons (Theatre 503).

Film includes Lady Macbeth (BBC / BFI / Creative England) which was the winner of the International Critic’s Prize (FIPRESCI Prize) at San Sebastian Film Festival 2016, the Best First Feature at Zurich Film Festival 2016, Best Screenplay at Turin Film Festival 2016 and the BIFA Award for Best Screenplay 2017.

Current commissions include the Royal Court, the National, the Almeida and Soho Rep. Film and TV commissions include projects for Film Four, Symbolic Exchange, House Productions and HBO.