The 2019
event!

SUBMISSIONS ARE NOW OPEN

FOR PLAYWRIGHTS!

The Lysicrates Foundation is proud to be partnering for the first time with the Australian Theatre for Young People (ATYP) and the Riverside Theatre to present The Martin Lysicrates Prize.

The Martin Lysicrates Prize celebrates the best new Australian writing for young people.

Entries close at midnight, Monday 1 July.

For more information on the event visit the Riverside Theatre website

The Martin-Lysicrates Prize - Playwright Submissions

FAQ’S
For playwrights

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 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.

WHAT IS 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.

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

ANYTHING ELSE?

All three plays will be professionally filmed and the videos of all three plays it will be featured on the Martin Lysicrates website for 2 months. This will give the youth that may not have been able to attend the opportunity to vote for their favourite play online. There is a prize of $2,000 for the winner of the online vote.

SOUNDS GREAT! HOW DO I ENTER?

Submit your new play to hello@atyp.com.au or click on the button below, before midnight, Monday 1 July. We look forward to hearing from you!

SUBMIT YOUR PLAY

LAST YEAR’S Viewers’ Prize

WINNER ANNOUNCEMENT

The winner of the Martin-Lysicrates Viewers’ Prize was announced at Parliament House by the NSW Minister for the Arts – The Hon. Don Harwin. Congratulations to Brendan Hogan for his play ‘Farewell, Mr Nippy’!

WATCH THE ANNOUNCEMENT