Linbury Prize 2015 Winner Announced
08 December 2015 ← return to listing
Jen McGinley, Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama, is the
winner of a commission to design the production Autumn by
Rob Drummond, at the Traverse Theatre in 2016, as part of The
Linbury Prize 2015.
Jen was one of three finalists who had been given the
opportunity to put forward their ideas for the production as part
of this year's prize final.
Executive Producer of the Traverse Theatre, Linda Crooks
said, "We are thrilled that Jen has been selected to
design Autumn for the Traverse. It represents a great opportunity
for her in her career but also allows us to continue in our ongoing
commitment to nurturing the next generation of theatre
The winner of the 2015 Linbury Prize for Stage Design is Grace
Smart, whose winning design for Saint Joan will be produced at the
Lyric Theatre, Belfast next year. The Linbury Prize for Stage
Design was founded by Anya Sainsbury CBE in 1987 as a springboard
for recent graduates from theatre design courses around the UK,
giving applicants the opportunity to work with professional theatre
companies and to collaborate with writers, directors and technical
teams at a crucial stage in their careers.
For more information, visit The Linbury Prize website here.
Left to Right: Linda Crooks, Executive Producer of the
Traverse Theatre, Designer Jen McGinley and Designer Bunny Christie
at the Linbury Prize Event 2015.
Photo Credit: Shei.