The 2021 Platform Presents Playwright’s Prize.
(Submissions are now closed)
2021 Playwright’s Prize Winner 🌟
This year, the judges, after deliberating a very strong selection of scripts, chose NUCLEAR CHILDREN by 21 year old British writer, Ezra England as the winner.
Nuclear Children is a dark comedy about mental health, a submarine accident and a melon.
After the death of her father Isla is struggling to cope; plagued with intrusive thoughts and her deteriorating mental health, she runs away to university in the hope of staying sane. As Isla finally begins to find her feet, her world, quite literally, stops making sense.
Huge congratulations to all the finalists:
CHASING REINDEER by Conor Montague
CONSUMED by Karis Halsall
ELASTIC by JD Stewart
EVERYTHING FLASHES by Colby Day
FIRST DOWN by Sevan
OUR FATHERS, SONS, LOVERS AND LITTLE BROTHERS by Makambe K Simamba
PHANTASIA by A.A. Brenner
THE POSSIBILITIES ARE ENDLESS by Daniel Kirrane
THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS by Barbara Blumenthal-Ehrlich
Judges include: Aki Omoshaybi (Actor, Writer & Director), Amy Gardner (Producer), Emma Forrest (Writer), Ella Road (Actor & Writer), Cynthia Wu (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), Kristín Ólafsdóttir (Producer & Director), and Victor Jenkins (Casting Director).
The prize includes ongoing mentoring and producing the winning script, as well as the £5,000 cash prize.