Photo credit: Richard H. Smith

Charlene James wins the Alfred Fagon Award for Best New Play of the Year Award for her play Cuttin’ It.  She was presented with her award and a prize cheque for £6,000 from Reverend Rose Hudson-Wilkin in front of a packed audience at The Dorfman, National Theatre on 20 November.

After the presentation a rehearsed reading of the play was performed, directed by Ola Ince and starring Susan Wokoma and Mimi Ndweni.

The Alfred Fagon Award for Best New Play of the Year is supported by The Peggy Ramsay Foundation.

Read the anniversary brochure.

The Stage, Charlene James wins Alfred Fagon writing award

Afridiziak, 2014 Alfred Fagon Award

Birmingham Eastside interview

 

Shortlist

  • Beverly Andrews Annawon’s Song
  • Charlene James Cuttin It
  • Mark Norfolk Dare to Do
  • Somalia Seaton Crowning Glory

Longlist

  • Beverly Andrews Annawon’s Song
  • Charlene James Cuttin It
  • Courttia Newland Trim Palace
  • D.P. Vaughan A Good Woman
  • Danny James Nobody’s Child
  • Fabian Spencer The Revolving Door
  • Karla Williams No God No Girls
  • Linda Brogan Scented White Jasmine
  • Mark Norfolk Dare to Do
  • Matilda Ibini Muscovado
  • Nari Blair-Mangat Chicken Merry
  • Nessa Muthy Pickaninny
  • Roger Robinson Shine
  • Sabo Kpade Have Mercy on Liverpool Street
  • Somalia Seaton Crowning Glory
  • Zodwa Nyoni Boi Boi is Dead

Since winning the award Charlene James went on to win George Devine Award for most promising playwright for Cuttin’ It and write a short film for the BBC’s The Break project.  Watch the film here.