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The 2021 Platform Presents Playwright’s Prize.

(Submissions are now closed)

HUGE thanks to every single playwright who entered our 2021 Playwright’s Prize. It was thrilling to read such a huge range of brilliant stories from all over the world - Mumbai, Australia, NYC, LA, & more.

After reading all 734 plays, the following 10 finalists have been chosen, in no particular order:


CHASING REINDEER
CONSUMED
ELASTIC
EVERYTHING FLASHES
FIRST DOWN
NUCLEAR CHILDREN
OUR FATHERS, SONS, LOVERS AND LITTLE BROTHERS
PHANTASIA
THE POSSIBILITIES ARE ENDLESS
THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS


Thank you to our script readers this year Adrianna Bertola & Meghan Cosgrove.

The finalist plays are now with the judges and we will soon announce when we will name the winner at the end of May after holding our Platform Presents Judging Meeting.

Judges include: Aki Omoshaybi (Actor, Writer & Director), Amy Gardner (Producer), Emma Forrest (Writer), Ella Road (Actor & Writer), Cynthia Wu (Producer), Francesca Moody (Producer), Helena Lee (Writer), Jessica Ronane (Casting Director), Jenna Coleman (Actor), Madani Younis (Chief Executive Producer, The Shed), Pearl Mackie (Actor), Pippa Bennett-Warner (Actor), and Kristín Ólafsdóttir (Producer & Director), Victor Jenkins (Casting Director).

The prize includes ongoing mentoring and producing the winning script, as well as the £5,000 cash prize.

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