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Playwright Lucy Kirkwood Wins Blackburn Prize for Chimerica

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by Inkoo Kang
February 26, 2014 12:59 PM
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Playwright Lucy Kirkwood
Playwright Lucy Kirkwood

British playwright Lucy Kirkwood has been announced as the winner of this year's Susan Smith Blackburn Prize, which "recognizes women who have written works of outstanding quality for the English-speaking theater."

Kirkwood was honored for Chimerica, which ran in London's West End last year. The three-hour play is a moral and political look at Chinese-American relations, locating its focal point in fictional photojournalist Joe Schofield, who was one of several to snap a picture of the man defying the rolling tanks at Tiananmen Square in 1989. The present-day Schofield sets off to find that man, a decision that leads to larger questions about journalistic responsibility and the possibilities of political change. 

As the Blackburn awardee, Kirkwood will receive $25,000 and a signed print by artist Willem de Kooning.

[h/t NYT]

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