In Trafalgar's 125th anniversary year it is fitting to honour playwright Caryl Churchill '55 with the 2012 Distinguished Alumna Award. Caryl attended Traf from 1948-1955. She was Prefect (Cumming House Head), Literary Editor of Echoes, and the winner of both The Cumming Prize for outstanding work, loyalty and public spirit, and The Bryan Prize for Creative Writing. She lives in London, England. Her plays have been performed from London to Broadway, from the Shaw Festival to Winnipeg’s Master Playwright Festival. Her play, Top Girls, was named to the National Theatre Millenium List of the Hundred Best Plays of the Twentieth Century (Britain). Caryl resides with her family in London, England.
“She is not only our finest playwright but the most gloriously original, preposterously gifted of all British dramatists.” London Times, November 2006
“Caryl Churchill is one of the most critically acclaimed playwrights in the English-speaking world, and perhaps the single most acclaimed female one”. The New York Times, February 2009
“For more than thirty years, Caryl Churchill has been combining social commitment with theatrical experimentation.” British Council Literature