The annual Lysicrates Prize competition – where the audience votes for the winning playwright who receives a $15,000 commission to complete the full play – takes place tomorrow and you could be part of it and witness the birth of a new Australian classic!
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The Lysicrates Prize is an annual competition that showcases some of Australia’s most exciting playwriting talent and awards the commission of that play. The 7th Lysicrates Prize will be held on Saturday 29th April 2023 at the Conservatorium of Music and tickets are now available.
Two bronze statues honouring Sir James Martin, philhellene and one of the founding fathers of the modern Australian state of New South Wales, are set to become the starting and finishing lines for an annual walk of school students from Parramatta to Sydney.
The Governor General of Australia takes to social media to urge people to support the Lysicrates Prize competition to stay connected, just as the people of Ancient Athens did in the days of the Dionysus Theatre.
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. And when you vote for your favourite play, your name automatically goes into the draw to win $1,000.
Brooke Robinson has been announced as the winning playwright at this year’s Lysicrates Prize Event for her play DeOxyRibo-Whatever Acid. As winner she is the proud recipient of a full commission to finish her work. The Sixth Lysicrates Prize Event was held on Friday 31st January 2020. The Lysicrates Prize is a competition that showcases some of Australia’s most exciting playwriting talent.
In 2015, John and Patricia Azarias established the Lysicrates Foundation to raise funds towards the restoration of the Lysicrates monument and to honour it by holding an annual Lysicrates Play Competition nearby.
The Lysicates Foundation aims to take the ancient Athenian mould to give a platform to world-class theatrical talent, making the Lysicrates Prize the People’s Choice and an iconic event in Sydney’s cultural calendar.
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