Set in Zagreb, Croatia, the play explores how its characters cope — or can’t cope — with political turbulence and war in their rapidly modernizing homeland. “3 Winters” opened last December in London’s National Theater.
The Houston-based Susan Smith Blackburn Prize is awarded annually to English-language theater works of outstanding quality. It is the oldest and most prestigious prize for female playwrights. Stivicic will receive $25,000 and a numbered print by Willem de Kooning.
Here are this year’s 11 other finalists, who will receive $5,000 each.
Lisa D’Amour (U.S.) – Airline Highway
Alice Birch (U.K.) – Revolt. She said. Revolt again.
Alecky Blythe (U.K.) – Little Revolution
Clare Barron (U.S.) – You Got Older
Clara Brennan (U.K.) – Spine
Katherine Chandler (U.K.) – Parallel Lines
Frances Ya-Chu Cowhig (U.S.) – The World of Extreme Happiness
Lindsey Ferrentino (U.S.) – Ugly Lies the Bone
Zodwa Nyoni (U.K.) – Boi Boi Is Dead
Heidi Schreck (U.S.) – Grand Concourse
Ruby Rae Spiegel (U.S.) – Dry Land
[via NY Times]