The Martin-Lysicrates Prize

2019 MARTIN-LYSICRATES PRIZE
Australian Theatre for Young People (ATYP) is proud to be partnering for the first 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 the prize and the amazing people who created it (The Lysicrates Foundation) visit their website by CLICKING HERE.

WHO CAN ENTER?
The Martin-Lysicrates Prize recognises great ideas from playwrights of all levels of experience from around the country.

HOW DOES IT WORK?
Playwrights submit the first 10-15 minutes of a new play for young people aged 11-14. The top three plays receive a week’s rehearsal with a professional team of artists and are then performed before an audience of children who will vote for the winning play (adults don’t get to vote!)

The play must be able to be performed by no more than 4 actors (actors can perform multiple roles). Actors can include adults and young people.

Email your application to hello@atyp.com.au by midnight Monday 1 July 2019

Applications should be in a single PDF file and include:
  • Cover page with play title and contact details (name, email, phone number, address).
  • A synopsis (max 1 page)
  • Proposed cast size and character information (max 1/2 page)
  • A statement from the writer on the impetus for the work (max 1/2 page)
  • The first 10-15 mins of your play for young people aged 11-14

 

THE PRIZE
The winning playwright will receive a full commission of $15,000 to complete the play and the two runners-up will receive a cash prize of $1,000 each.

Online audiences can vote on the plays, which will be professionally filmed and available for view on the Martin-Lysicrates website following the event.
The winner of the online voting will receive a further cash prize of $2,000.

AFTER THE EVENT
ATYP will work closely with the winner to develop the script from the first draft to completion.

ONLINE VOTING AND PRIZES
Students can watch videos of each reading from the 2019 Martin Lysicrates Event held at the Riverside Theatres, Parramatta and vote for their favourite play. There are great prizes available for your school and your teacher. And by taking part in this democratic right (casting your vote) you can help decide which playwright will win The Viewers Prize ($2000).

Simply visit the MARTIN LYSICRATES WEBSITE , watch the videos and cast your vote today.

 

KEY DATES

Applications open Monday 3 June 2019.
Applications close at midnight, Monday 1 July 2019
The Martin-Lysicrates Prize event 22 August 2019 at Riverside Theatres

                  

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