(from the Telegraph, 3/4.)

Tena Stivicic has won the international Susan Smith Blackburn Prize, the oldest playwriting prize for women, for her 2014 play 3 Winters, which was produced at the National Theatre in London last December.

Stivicic already plans to write another play for the National Theatre and later this year hopes cameras will roll on an independent film adaptation of her play Invisible, which explores the many sides of migration.

Speaking at the prizegiving ceremony, Stivicic said that she wrote 3 Winters to try to address the imbalance in the male-dominated theatre community.

"The problem is we've all internalized this perspective so it seems perfectly natural to look at the world from the male perspective," she said. "A lot of women have internalized it. It doesn't even occur to us that it doesn't represent life."


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