Top stars support The 2020 Platform Presents Playwright’s Prize.
Aimee Lou Wood, Dianna Agron, Kyle Soller, Phoebe Fox, Pippa Bennett-Warner, Aki Omoshaybi and George MacKay have self-filmed video excerpts from the finalist plays in isolation during Lockdown.
The winner will be announced this Saturday August 15th at 6pm.
For the 2020 Prize, over 200 plays were submitted from writers based from London to New York, LA to Melbourne. These were shortlisted to 9 by the Platform Presents co-founders, Gala Gordon, Isabella Macpherson and script editors.
The prize includes ongoing mentoring as well as the £5,000 cash prize.
'A Separate Peace' by Tom Stoppard
The Guardian ★★★★★ ‘If, for however long, this is live theatre’s future, then it works triumphantly’
This is no ordinary script in hand reading - this performance has a full creative and production team behind it, and is directed by award-winning film and theatre director Sam Yates.
A new frontier for live theatre, creating new digital versions of traditional stage jobs - this innovative project is the first of its' kind, developing a piece entirely remotely.
All profits from ticket sales were split between a donation to The Felix Project, and the creatives and technicians forced out of work by the Covid-19 pandemic.