This year’s winners are Bathsheba Doran (US recipient) and Lucy Kirkwood (UK recipient). They each will each receive a $25,000 award. Both Doran and Kirkwood were chosen unanimously by the three trustees of the award based in part on recommendations from the Artistic Directors of Lincoln Center Theatre in New York and The Royal Court Theatre in London. Each recipient will receive the award in the form of a commission, with no specific time frame attached so that they have the freedom to write the plays they want to write without restriction.
A reception will be held in their honor in New York City on April 30, 2013. The award will be celebrated in London in Fall 2013.