Six nominees have been announced for the 2020 Alfred Fagon Award for new plays by Black British playwrights
The shortlist has been announced for the writers nominated in this year’s Alfred Fagon Award for new plays by Black British playwrights.
Babirye Bukilwa for …Blackbird Hour which was commissioned by Talawa Theatre Company last year
Clint Dyer and Roy Williams for Death of England: Delroy which premieres at the National Theatre this month
Daniel Ward for The Canary and the Crow which was premiered at Edinburgh Festival Fringe in 2019 by theatre company Middle Child in association with Paines Plough and subsequently toured to venues including London’s Arcola Theatre
Emma Dennis-Edwards for Bricks which has been developed in association with London’s Old Vic Theatre
JC Niala for Unsettled which was published last year as part of Methuen Drama’s Contemporary Plays by African Women
Juliet Gilkes Romero for The Whip which premiered at the Royal Shakespeare Company’s The Swan theatre in Stratford-upon-Avon in February and was recorded as an audio play.
The winner will be announced online later in November 2020.
The annual Alfred Fagon Award was first presented in 1996 to recognise the best new play by a Black British playwright. Other recent winners include Jasmine Lee-Jones, Winsome Pinnock, Mufaro Makubika, Lorna French, Theresa Ikoko, Charlene James, Diana Nneka Atuona and Michaela Coel.