MARTIN-LYSICRATES PRIZE 2021
We are proud to be partnering once again with The Lysicrates Foundation and Riverside Theatres to present the exciting Martin-Lysicrates Prize 2021.
WHAT IS IT?
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.
Playwrights submit the first 10-15 minutes of a new play for young people aged 11-14. The top three plays each receive a day’s rehearsal with a professional team of artists and are then performed on stage before an audience of young people who will vote for the winning play (adults don’t get to vote!)
Bring your students along or sign up to watch either the live-streamed or recorded performance via ATYP’s free On Demand platform for a fun, interactive and entertaining experience where they’ll learn about the democratic vote, creative writing, the history of Drama and experience the magic of live theatre. Many students have been inspired to write their own plays and stories after attending the prize.
The winning playwright (determined by the combined total votes of young people viewing in-person, via live-stream and via the recorded event) will receive a full $12,000 commission to complete the work, with dramaturgical support from ATYP. A special cash prize of $3,000 will be awarded at the live event to the playwright who receives the most votes on the day, and the runners up will receive $1,000 each.
AFTER THE EVENT
ATYP will work closely with the winner to develop the script from the first draft to completion.
Please note: there is no commitment to produce the completed script.
When: Wednesday 16 June, 11am
Where: Riverside Theatres, Parramatta
Cost: Free – bookings are essential
Suitable for: Years 7 – 9