Eilenberg, Charlotte

Charlotte Eilenberg is a British-Jewish playwright. Her first play The Lucky Ones premiered in 2002 at the Hampstead Theatre, where she has been working as a press representative for several years. The play about survival and Jewish identity poses tough questions about intergenerational trauma, forgiveness, and the impossible challenge of forgetting the horrors of WWII. In 2003, The Lucky Ones won her the Laurence Olivier Award and the Critics Circle Award for “Most Promising Playwright.” It was nominated for the Evening Standard Award, as well as the Susan Smith Blackburn Prize. Her second play, Shrunk, was produced in 2010 at the Cock Tavern, Kilburn. Eilenberg lives and works in London.