10 Female playwright's you need to have on your radar

By Natasha Stone

We are celebrating some of the most prolific female writers from the last 10 years. All of the writers below have won the Susan Smith Blackburn prize for their work and many have also been nominated for a Pulitzer Prize. So if you're looking for your next great read, monologue or a scene to perform that packs a punch...look no further.

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LUCY PREBBLE

  • The Sugar Syndrome 
  • The Effect 
  • ENRON 
  • A Very Expensive Poison 

JACKIE SIBBLIES DRURY

  • Fairview (2018)
  • Social Creatures (2013)
  • We Are Proud to Present a Presentation about the Herero of Namibia, Formerly Known as Southwest Africa, from the German Sudwestafrika, Between the Years 1884-1915 (2012)

ALICE BIRCH

  • Anatomy of a Suicide (2017)
  • Revolt. She Said. Revolt Again (2016)
  • We Want You To Watch (2015)

CLARE BARRON

  • Dance Nation (2018)
  • You Got Older (2015)

LYNN NOTTAGE

  • Mlima's Tale (2018)
  • Sweat (2015)
  • By The Way, Meet Vera Stark (2011)
  • Ruined (2009)
  • Intimate Apparel (2004)
  • Fabulation, or the Re-Education of Undine (2004)

TENA ŠTIVIČIĆ

  • 3 Winters (2014)
  • Fragile (2007)
  • Invisible (2011)

LUCY KIRKWOOD

  • Mosquitoes (2017)
  • The Children (2016)
  • Chimerica (2013)
  • Bloody Wimmin (2010)
  • Beauty And The Beast (2010)

ANNIE BAKER

  • The Antipodes (2018)
  • John (2016)
  • The Flick (2014)
  • The Aliens (2010)
  • Circle Mirror Transformation (2010)
  • Body Awareness (2009)

JENNIFER HALEY

  • Breadcrumbs (2015)
  • The Nether (2014)
  • Neighborhood 3: Requisition of Doom (2009)

KATORI HALL

  • Tina - The Tina Turner musical (2018)
  • Children of Killers (2016)
  • Our Lady of Kibeho (2015)
  • Hurt Village (2013)
  • The Mountaintop (2011)

 

Natasha is the founder of The Lovie Diaries, and is super passionate about helping others professionals and aspiring performers to get organised, get motivated and improve their abilities. Whilst running The Lovie Diaries, Natasha is a second-year student at the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama. Learn more about Natasha and The Lovie Diaries here.

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