“The Alfred Fagon Award is unique."
Michael Abbensetts, winner 2004
Supported by the Peggy Ramsay Foundation

Alfred Fagon remembered in BBC West Inside Out

BBC Inside Out West remembers Alfred Fagon.

Michael Abbensetts dies November 2016

The Alfred Fagon Award is sad to see the passing of one of the country’s best loved playwrights. Michael Abbensetts who won the 2004 Alfred Fagon Award died on 24 November 2016.  Guardian obituary.  

Charlene James wins the Charles Wintour Most Promising Playwright Award

Since winning the Alfred Fagon Award in 2014 for Best New Play of the Year for Cuttin’ It Charlene James then went on to win the George Devine Award and now wins at the 2016 Evening Standard Award.

Levi David Addai has written BBC One drama Our Loved Boy about the death of Damilola Taylor

Read the full story here.  Levi won the Alfred Fagon Award in 2011 and has gone on to have a successful career as a playwright and television writer.

Another Alfred Fagon Award winner triumphs with George Devine Award

Congratulations to last year’s Alfred Fagon Award winner Theresa Ikoko who was jointly awarded the George Devine Award for Most Promising Playwright for her play Girls full story.  She shares the award with Jane Upton and her play All the Little Lights. This is the second AFA winner to scoop the George Devine Award for Most Promising Playwright. […]

Michaela Coel triumphs at BAFTAs

Congratulations to Michaela who’s won two BAFTAs for Breakthrough Talent and Female Performance in a Comedy for Chewing Gum (which started out as Chewing Gum Dreams and won the Alfred Fagon Award in 2012)   http://www.bafta.org/television/awards/female-performance-in-a-comedy-programme http://www.bafta.org/television/awards/house-of-fraser-british-academy-television-awards-winners-in-2016

Girls by Theresa Ikoko premieres at HighTide and Soho Theatre

Last year’s winner Girls by Theresa Ikoko, will be at HighTide and Soho Theatre this autumn.  It is a co-production between HighTide, Soho Theatre and  Talawa Theatre Company.  Girls will premiere at HighTide from 8-18 September before transferring to Soho Theatre 27 September – 29 October .  Theresa was a Verity Bargate Award finalist and Talawa Writers’ Programme Playwright.

Charlene James writes monologue for BBC’s The Break

Charlene was one of five writers chosen by BBC Writersroom to pen a monologue aimed at 18-30 year olds.  See more about the project The Break and Charlene’s film System Cycle.

Roland Rees, one of the founders of The Alfred Fagon Award passes away

Roland Rees passed away on 2nd September 2015. Michael Coveney obituary

Charlene James wins the George Devine Award

Charlene James wins the George Devine Award for the most promising playwright for Cuttin’ It, which won the Alfred Fagon Award in 2014. Photo: Julia Underwood    

Theatres Support Black Playwriting Initiative

Eclipse Theatre Company launches Revolution Mix.  The project sees Eclipse working with black writers and regional theatres between 2015 and 2018, culminating in a ‘festival’ year of tours and standalone productions across the country. Read more here and here.

2014 Photoshoot

To mark the 18th anniversary of the Alfred Fagon Award we are holding a photo-shoot for past winning playwrights of the Award.

The Royal Court beckons for 2013 winning play Liberian Girl

Diana Nneka Atuno’s play Liberian Girl will run at the Royal Court 7-13 January 2015.

Liberian Girl the 2013 winning play gets stage reading at Global Summit London 2014

Diana Nneka Atouna’s 2013 winning play Liberian Girl received a stage reading at the Global Summit to end sexual violence.

Circles by Rachel De-lahay at Tricycle Theatre

Circles by Rachel De-lahay at Tricycle Theatre