2021 MARTIN-LYSICRATES PRIZE
In this free event, young people are empowered to decide what stories they want to see on Australian stages!
The prize provides a valuable opportunity for playwrights writing for young people aged 11-14 to receive professional development and funding support. Students will watch the first act of 3 finalist plays presented as dramatic readings by professional actors, and then vote for their favourite play (adults don’t get to vote!). The winning playwright will then receive a full $12,000 commission to complete the work, with dramaturgical support from ATYP.
Inspired by the Ancient Greek theatre festivals where audiences voted for a winner, The Martin-Lysicrates Prize champions the best new Australian writing for young people. Bring your students along or sign up to watch the live-streamed performance via ATYP’s free On Demand platform for a fun, interactive and entertaining experience where they’ll learn about creative writing, the history of Drama and experience the magic of live theatre.
When: Wednesday 16 June, 11am
Where: Riverside Theatres, Parramatta
Cost: Free – bookings are essential
Suitable for: Years 7 – 8