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Hang and Play Mas shortlisted for Alfred Fagon Audience Award


Hang [1] by Debbie Tucker Green and Play Mas [2] by Mustapha Matura have been shortlisted for the inaugural Alfred Fagon Audience Award.

There are 11 plays up for the prize, which is open to the public vote. The three with the most votes will be awarded prizes as part of the 2015 Alfred Fagon Awards, which “celebrate the depth of talented black British playwrights” of Caribbean and African descent working in the UK today.

The full list of nominated plays is:

Amsterdam by Chanje Kunda
Boi Boi is Dead by Zodwa Nyoni
East End Boys, West End Girls by Ade Solanke
Hang by Debbie Tucker Green
How Nigeria Became: A Story And A Spear That Didn’t Work by Gbolahan Obisesan
Liberian Girl by Diana Nneka Atuona
Muscovado by Matilda Ibini
Pandora’s Box by Ade Solanke
Play Mas by Mustapha Matura

Alongside the new audience award, the ceremony’s traditional best play prize will be presented at a ceremony in November. Last year’s winner of this award was Charlene James [3] for Cuttin’ It.

This award is judged by a panel and the shortlist will be announced in early November.