The Women’s Prize for Playwriting longlist

Today we announce the longlist of writers for the inaugral Women’s Prize for Playwriting.

We were delighted to receive 1,169 submissions to the Prize. Since the deadline on 2 March, our team of readers have read each play at least 3 times.

The writers on our longlist are:

Afsaneh Gray

Ahlam

Alice Allemano

Alison Carr

Amanda Wilkin

Amy Rhianne Milton

Amy Trigg

Babirye Bukilwa

Bisola Elizabeth Alabi

Caitlin McEwan

Camilla Whitehill

Caroline Loncq

Charlotte Thompson

Chinonyerem Odimba

Chloe Yates

Ciara Cassoni

Ciara Elizabeth Smyth

Deborah Acheampong

Eilidh Nurse

Elizabeth Chan

Elspeth Penny

Eve Leigh

Francis Grin

Gaia Sorcha Fenn

Georgina Burns

Holly McKinlay

Isley Lynn

Jacqui Honess-Martin

Jane Bodie

Janine McEwan

Jennifer Lunn

Jenny Knotts

Jessica Luxembourg

Jessica Norman

Julia Grogan

Julie Tsang

Kim Taylor

Lao Lee

Laura McGrady

Lisa Carroll

Lorna French

Lucy Bell

Madeleine Accalia

Miriam Battye

Naomi Obeng

Naomi Sheldon

Natalie Mackinnon

Natasha Collie

Olivia Hannah

Olivia Hennessy

Rosie MacPherson

Sam Potter

Sandy Foster

Sarah Gordon

Saskia Livingstone

Selma Dimitrijevic

Shaan Sahota

Silva Semerciyan

Sonali Bhattacharyya

Sophia Chetin-Leuner

Sorcha McCaffrey

Stefanie Reynolds

Stella Green

Tife Kusoro

Tutku Barbaros

Victoria Barclay

Yolanda Mercy

Congratulations! The next stage is for our team is to read the 70 longlisted plays in consideration for the shortlist in the next few weeks. We’ll keep you updated.

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