National Theatre of Parramatta is joining The Lysicrates Foundation and Griffin Theatre Company in presenting a new prize for playwrights writing for children. Read more here

The Lysicrates Martin Prize

The Lysicrates Martin Prize is intended to support mid-career playwrights and provides an opportunity for finalists to receive professional development and funding support. We’re looking for the first Act of a new play written for 8-12 year olds. Your play will be assessed by a team of professional readers.

The three finalists will receive a week’s rehearsal with a professional director and cast, before a staged reading is held before an audience at Riverside Theatres on Saturday 14th October. The audience will vote for the winner, who receives a full commission ($15,000) to finish the play. The runners-up will receive a cash prize of $1,000.

How To Apply
Applications are now open and will close on Friday 18th August. The competition is only open to writers who’ve had two or more mainstage plays produced. Submit the first 20 pages of your first Act via the only form here.


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