Julia Cho has picked up the Susan Smith Blackburn Prize, the kudo handed out annually to a femme playwright, for her play “The Language Archive.”
Scribe picks up the award, which comes with a $20,000 check, for her script about a linguist who struggles with his marriage. Show will have its world preem at South Coast Rep in a Mark Brokaw-helmed production that begins March 25.
“Archive” was chosen from nine finalists, including Broadway-bound “Enron” by Lucy Prebble, Melissa James Gibson’s “This” and “The Shipment” by Young Jean Lee.
The 32nd annual Blackburn Prize was handed out March 3 in Gotham.