Help our youngest audiences have a say in the future of Australian theatre!
The Martin Lysicrates Prize celebrates the best new Australian writing for children.
If you’re a playwright who has had two or more main stage professional productions produced—or equivalent experience—and you’re working on the first act of a brand new play for children aged 11-14, then we want to hear from you!
How the Prize works:
Playwrights submit the first 15 minutes of a new play for children aged 11-14
The top three plays receive a week’s rehearsal with a professional team
On Thursday 6 September the plays will be performed as a moved reading before an audience of children who will vote for the winning play (adults don’t get to vote!)
The winning playwright will receive a full commission to complete the play and the two runners-up will receive a cash prize of $1,000 each
Before submitting your play, please check the eligibility details, terms and conditions and FAQs here
Submissions for the 2018 Martin Lysicrates Prize are now open.
Submit your play here by midnight, Monday 23 July
Read the eligibility details, terms and conditions and FAQs here
If you have further questions about the submission process, please email email@example.com or phone the Griffin Office on 02 9332 1052
2017 Martin Lysicrates Prize
The winner of the inaugural Martin Lysicrates Prize was Katie Pollock for her play, Summerland. The runners-up were Dan Giovannoni for House and Verity Laughton for The Zookeeper’s Daughter.
The Martin Lysicrates Prize is presented by The Lysicrates Foundation in association with Griffin Theatre Company and National Theatre of Parramatta.