Shenagh Cameron wins with A Pocket in the Sky.

Speaking at the tenth anniversary of the Awards in 2006 Shenagh said “I believe the Award assisted me in becoming Writer in Residence at the Tricycle Theatre. The Artistic Director Nicholas Kent had known Alfred many years ago when he staged Lonely Cowboy there.

My play that won the Award, A Pocket in the Sky, although it opened many doors, was never produced. After my time at the Tricycle which included a commission, I had an afternoon play produced on Radio 4…The Award is an important chance for young writers of Caribbean descent to raise their profile. I also remember that the prize money came in useful.

It would give the Award and the winners a wider exposure if there was a commitment to delve op the winning plays to a performance standard so they could go on at the Royal court or the Tricycle.”

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