Australian playwright Kendall Feaver has continued her winning streak with her play The Almighty Sometimes, taking home the $30,000 Nick Enright Prize for Playwriting at the 2019 NSW Premier’s Literary Awards.

Kendall Feaver Kendall Feaver. Photograph supplied

The drama also won the $25,000 Prize for Drama at the 2019 Victorian Premier’s Literary Awards in February. The Almighty Sometimes, which is Feaver’s debut play, premiered at Manchester’s Royal Exchange Theatre in February last year and played at Griffin Theatre Company in Sydney in August 2018.

Winner of the Judges’ Award in the prestigious Bruntwood Prize for Playwriting (UK), it won Best New Play at the 2018 UK Theatre Awards, and a nomination for Best Writer in the UK’s The StageDebut Awards. Last December, Feaver was named as the recipient of the 2018 Philip Parsons Fellowship for Emerging Playwrights, for which she received a $15,300 commission to create a new work.

The Almighty Sometimes centres on a young woman who has been medicated for a range of mood and behavioural disorders since she was a child. Now she wants to find out what her life would be like without pills and prescriptions.  The knotty, gritty play takes an...

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