Alex Lin '18 Named Finalist for Susan Smith Blackburn Prize

Thursday, Mar 14, 2024

Alex Lin '18 (BFA, Drama)
Alex Lin '18 (BFA, Drama)

Alex Lin '18 (BFA, Drama) was recently announced as a Finalist for the 2023-24 cohort of the Susan Smith Blackburn Prize for her play Chinese Republicans.

The Susan Smith Blackburn Prize, established in 1978, is given annually to recognize women+ who have written works of outstanding quality for the English-speaking theatre. The Prize is administered in Houston, London and New York by a board of directors who choose six Judges each year, three from each side of the Atlantic.

Chinese Republicans

When high-flying finance it-girl Katie Liu loses the promotion of a lifetime to a nepo-baby colleague, she embarks on a treacherous endeavor to make a labor union out of her Republican work aunties. Welcome to the world of CHINESE REPUBLICANS, where the best bags are Birkin, the best shoes are Prada, and the best president is Reagan.