Dear friends and colleagues,

We are thrilled to announce that Christopher Chen's play THE HUNDRED FLOWERS PROJECT has been shortlisted for the first James Tait Black Prize for Drama!

The James Tait Black Prize is the UK's oldest literary award, and the Drama Prize is a new addition this year. The five shortlisted plays have been chosen from more than 180 plays from around the world. Chris' play is the only play from the US on the shortlist. 

The judging panel includes representatives from Edinburgh University, National Theatre of Scotland and Edinburgh's Traverse, where the successful work will be read on August 5th. 

Please find the press announcements with more information here: The Herald  and BBC News.

THE HUNDRED FLOWERS PROJECT was produced at Crowded Fire and Playwrights Realm this past year and will be produced by Silk Road Rising in Chicago this year.  

Let us know if you'd like to read THE HUNDRED FLOWERS PROJECT. We'd be happy to send you a script!


Antje Oegel

Sarah Rose Leonard

AO International