The 25th Alfred Fagon Awards went ahead at the National Theatre with the theatre industry represented by both behind the scenes and on stage talent where Mojisola Adebayo was announced as the winner of the 25th Alfred Fagon Award for Best New Play of the Year for her play Family Tree.
Chakira Alin was announced the winner of the inaugural Mustapha Matura Award and Mentoring Programme. She wins £3,000 and a mentoring programme. Her mentor will be the award-winning playwright (twice winner of the AFA) the wonderful Roy Williams.
Chakira received her award from Ingrid Selberg, wife of the late Mustapha Matura.
The Mustapha Matura Award and Mentoring Programme is supported by Estate of Mustapha Matura, Garrick Charitable Trust and The Henry Kent Trust and many individual donors. Diana Nneka Atuona is this year’s recipient of the Roland Rees Bursary. The Alfred Fagon Award is supported by the Peggy Ramsay Foundation.
The award winning playwright Juliet Gilkes Romero was able to pick up her Alfred Fagon award for Best New Play which she won in 2020 but because of the pandemic could not collect.
The winners were announced at the award ceremony on Friday, 3rd December at Lyttelton Theatre, National Theatre, London, SE1 9PX. The Alfred Fagon Award is supported by the Peggy Ramsay Foundation.