2020 Martin Lysicrates Prize Cancelled

A statement from The Lysicrates Foundation After much reflection, and discussion with our partners the Australian Theatre for Young People and Riverside’s National Theatre of Parramatta, we have made the difficult decision to cancel the Prize this year. The final event was due to take place on the 7th of…

💥 ACT NOW – ATYP is back in person!

As the youngest staff member at ATYP, I’m always impressed (and more often than not exclaiming, “YES QUEEN!”) at everything our team has been doing to provide young people with incredible opportunities throughout the year. July is no exception and I’m keen as beans to get into it.  ATYP is…

2020 Rose Byrne Scholarship and Rebel Wilson Comedy Commission Winners

Australian Theatre for Young People (ATYP) and our international ambassadors Rose Byrne and Rebel Wilson are proud to announce the winners of the 2020 Rose Byrne Scholarship and the Rebel Wilson Comedy Commission.  Following a massive response when applications opened earlier in the year, our ambassadors had some tough decisions…

In support of the Bla(c)k community

At ATYP, we pay our utmost respect to the traditional owners of this land we live and work on, and their elders past and present. It would be irresponsible not to acknowledge that we benefit from stolen land, nor to acknowledge the painful reality of the situation unfolding in the…

Welcome to winter

There is a chill in the air, the days are definitely getting shorter but the world is starting to slowly open up again. June is here and we are nearly halfway through a MASSIVE 2020, and ATYP has a bunch of great things going on for all the young (and…

The 2020 Martin-Lysicrates Prize

2020 MARTIN-LYSICRATES PRIZE Australian Theatre for Young People (ATYP) is proud to be partnering for the second time with the Riverside’s National Theatre of Parramatta to present The Martin-Lysicrates Prize. BACKGROUND: The Martin-Lysicrates Prize celebrates the best new Australian writing for young people. For more information on the history of…