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Croatian playwright Tena Štivičić Wins Prestigious Award in New York

teatreCroatian playwright Tena Štivičić has won a prestigious award in New York…

Štivičić won the 2015 Susan Smith Blackburn Prize, which is the oldest and largest prize awarded to women playwrights, for her play 3 winters. As well as taking home the award, Štivičić was presented with 25,000 USD and a signed and numbered print by artist Willem de Kooning at a ceremony in New York on Monday.

Štivičić’s 3 Winters, which won the award ahead of 140 plays, is set in Zagreb between 1945 and 2011 and follows the life of a family held together by four generations of women living in one house. The play premiered at London’s National Theatre. Štivičić was born in Zagreb and studied at the Academy of Drama Art. She completed an MA in Writing for Performance at Goldsmiths College, University of London.

Based in New York, Houston and London, the 2015 Susan Smith Blackburn Prize was celebrating its 37th edition this year. (photo / teatar.hr)

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