2015 Alfred Fagon Award
2015 Alfred Fagon Awards
Rufus Norris, Artistic Director of the Royal National Theatre presented the award and cheque for £6,000 for Best New Play of the Year to Theresa Ikoko, winner of this year’s at this year’s Alfred Fagon Award supported by The Peggy Ramsay Foundation.
Theresa’s play Girls focuses on the relationship between a group of childhood friends kidnapped in Africa by Boko Haram. Theresa Ikoko is part of Talawa Writer’s Programme, an initiative from Talawa in partnership with Bush Theatre and Soho Theatre and supported by The Paul Hamlyn Foundation which aims to develop the next generation of Black writers.
Other Awards presented on the day include the top three winners of the inaugural Audience Award for plays staged between September 2014 and August 2015. The winning plays are: Liberian Girl by Diana Nneka Atuona (this play won Best New Play of the Year in 2013); the revival of Play Mas by Mustapha Matura (who won the Alfred Fagon Award for Outstanding Contribution to Writing last year); and Matilda Ibini’s Muscovado