2021 Longlist

We are delighted to announce the longlist of writers for the 2021 Women’s Prize for Playwriting.

Congratulations to all writers on our 2021 Longlist. These exceptional plays were selected by our reading team from 850 entries. Please see our timeline for the dates of forthcoming announcements

 

MOUNTAIN WARFARE Abi Zakarian
The Lampy Áine King
Little Sister Alice Flynn
Birdie Alison Carr
Mountain Amy Conway
Scum Ava Wong Davies
Like.Share.Kill Bella Enahoro
Sorry did I wake you Beth Collins & Nina Georgieff
Awareness Beth Westbrook
Foreign Carmen Harris
Never Quiet, Always Echoes Catherine Lucie
PIONEER Clare Slater
YELLOW TEETH Dina Nayeri
Of Silent Words Diya Sengupta Amy Brian
REWILD Gemma Lawrence
Time, Like the Sea Georgia Bruce
After the Cold Georgie Murphy
A Very Odd Birthday Party Hannah Donelon
A Bouffon Play About Hong Kong Isabella Leung
The Rescue Isabelle Kassam
FURIES Isley Lynn
Baghdaddy Jasmine Naziha Jones
This Little Earth Jessica Norman
The Great Floating Island of Brigid Jo Cattell
Consumed Karis Kelly
Void Laura Waldren
Hope and Her Children Lauren Morley
Not Lisa Parry
Jockstrap Lucy Davidson
The Light Trail Lydia Sabatini
Upright Enuf lydia luke
The Middle Mandi Chivasa
And Tomorrow I’ll Dance With You Méábh de Brún
Behind the Veil Melina Namdar
Why Be Good Melissa Bubnic
Kissing Miriam Battye
The Water Clan Morna Young
Dollars and Sense Naomi Sumner
I Can’t Hear You Natasha Brotherdale Smith
With Striplights Hung From the Stars Natasha Collie
Sankofa Nicole Acquah
Blessed Spirits Nicole Joseph
Some of Us Exist in the Future Nkenna Akunna
4 Decades Paula B Stanic
She’s Just Something That’s Happening Penelope Saward
These Demons Rachel Bellman
Torque Rebecca Hill
Queen Mab Rebecca Wilcox
SAMUEL TAKES A BREAK IN MALE DUNGEON NO. 5 AFTER A LONG BUT GENERALLY SUCCESSFUL DAY OF TOURS. Rhianna Kemi Ilube
Stars Rhiannon Brace
A Woman Walks Into a Bank Roxy Cook
For The Culture Safaa Benson-Effiom
Mandrake Sarah Power
Rojava Sharon Farrell
Aftercare SJ Wong
HOW I LEARNED TO SWIM Somebody Jones
Til it Stops Sophie Max
The Kilburn Muhammad Ali Tam J Miller
G Tife Kusoro
Imposter Syndrome Tolu Fagbayi
Ripe Trudie Shutler
Say it with Sequins Victoria Buse

Well done. And good luck…