The Lysicrates Play Competition is online for the first time and your vote counts.
The Sixth Lysicrates Prize for Playwriting Event was held on the 31st January 2020.
It was here that Sydney playwright Brooke Robinson won the audience vote for her play ‘Deoxyribo-Acid’, in the presence of Australia’s Governor-General, His Excellency Gen. David Hurley, AC DSO, and his wife, Her Excellency Mrs Linda Hurley, patron of The Lysicrates Foundation.
A competition that showcases some of Australia’s most exciting playwriting talent, The Lysicrates Prize is based on the ancient Athenian model created as part of the Great Dionysia Festival.
Tens of thousands of spectators would flock to the huge open air Theatre of Dionysus, beneath the Acropolis, for a drama competition where the audience would decide on the winner.
At the Sixth Lysicrates Prize Event, congratulations and $15,000 – a full commission to finish her work – went to Brooke Robinson, whose play secured the most votes on the day.
Ever faithful to its mantra, The Lysicrates Prize truly is ‘Theatre for All’, this year also taking the competition online to enable even more people to have their say.
Those who missed out on attending the great event can still be part of history as voting for the 2020 Online Winning Playwright Competition is now open.
It’s easy. Just go online, watch the three short plays, and cast your vote.
And when you vote for your favourite play, your name automatically goes into the draw to win $1,000.
The winning playwright of the online voting competition will be announced by the Lord Mayor of Sydney at the unveiling of the boy James Martin statue in Martin Place by the Governor General on 14th May 2020.
The winner will receive $5K and a mini replica of the statue – The Martin.
The statue itself shows the boy James Martin walking, reading an open book which has HOMER on one page and ΟΜΗΡΟΣ on the other.
The base of the statue says “James Martin – NSW Premier, Chief Justice, Philhellene”.
Go to the Lysicrates Foundation website to watch the finalist plays for the Online Competition and to cast your vote.
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