Benedict Lombe Wins Blackburn Award for ‘Lava’

For the first time in its 44-year history Susan Smith Blackburn AwardThe annual award given to a female, transgender or non-binary playwright writing for British theatre, is given to the author of the first play. Benedict Lombe, 30, a London-based Congolese-British playwright, received the award Monday for “Lava,” a one-woman memoir-monologue that addresses Black identity …