Daydreams of Hailey by Michael Bhim wins the Award
Speaking at the tenth anniversary of the Awards in 2006 Michael said “Winning the Alfred Fagon Award has placed my career on a firm footing. Not only has the considerable recognition led to incredible job opportunities, such as a commission from Talawa Theatre Company, but us has also given me the belief and self-confidence to work harder at adjusting the landscape of modern British theatre. In a caree where the vital tools required for writing a great play include confidence and conviction in one’s beliefs, I feel it would be near impossible to achieve this if such an award were not available for writers, struggling to move forward in the wilderness that is playwriting.
Michael features in the National Theatre Black Plays Archive.
Michael talks to Steven Luckie about being a playwright