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Announced mid March.
Driven by their ethos to nurture and support new talent, non-profit theatre company Platform Presents has launched a new Playwright’s Prize, with an open competition for playwrights to send in their plays. The funding for this prize will be raised at the third Platform Presents Poetry Gala, taking place on 20th January 2019 at the Playhouse Theatre. The Platform Presents Playwright’s Prize aims to nurture and provide more opportunities to playwrights, and will be judged by a panel including Nicholas Pinnock, (actor & poet), Mary Laws, (playwright, ‘Blueberry Toast’, screenwriter, AMC’s ‘Preacher’ and HBO’s ‘Succession’), Nadia Latif (Associate Director, The Young Vic), Nancy Durrant (Arts Commissioning Editor, The Times), David Eldridge, (playwright, ‘Beginning’ National Theatre, ‘Holy Warriors’ The Globe, ‘In Basildon’, Royal Court Theatre & ‘The Knot of the Heart’, Almeida Theatre & screenwriter), Nadine Rennie, (Casting Director, Soho Theatre), Justin Martin, (Director, ‘The Jungle’, Associate Director, ‘The Inheritance’ & The Crown’), Adam Speers, (Executive Producer, ATG Productions), Caitlin Ryan, Creative Director, EMEA, Facebook & Instagram, Jessica Ronane, (Casting Director, The Old Vic & Jessica Ronane Casting), Ellie Kendrick (actress, BBC’s ‘Anne Frank, ‘Upstairs Downstairs’, HBO’s ‘Game of Thrones’ & playwright ‘Hole’ Royal Court), and Platform Presents Co-Founders, Gala Gordon and Isabella Macpherson.Read more
Gala and Isabella are a unique team, combining a rising star actor with experience of the challenges which actors, writers and directors face in the theatre, TV and film industries, plus a producer with years of experience in creating a range of productions for diverse audiences. Platform Presents creates opportunities, and a space for people we admire, want to support or work with, to flourish creatively.Read more