Congratulations to Chakira Alin who won 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 told us what it meant to win this Award at the start of her career.
“Winning this award has given me a massive boost of confidence as an emerging writer, as well as a platform to show my work. It has granted me a springboard from which to leap into the professional world of theatre and I have already benefited from the connections I have made as a result of this win. The chance to work closely alongside one of my favourite playwrights is an invaluable opportunity and I hope that the mentoring programme will equip me with the necessary tools to navigate the industry as I set out on my journey to write professionally. I can already feel the impact this honour is having on me and I am so thankful to the organisers for this recognition. I know that in 20 years, when I look back on my career, I will pinpoint winning this award as the very moment my life changed.”
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