2020 Playwright's Prize
An open call for distinctive, dynamic plays.
2019 Winning Playwright
Date for 2020
9th December 2019
9th February 2020
Information about the Playwright's Prize.
The Platform Presents Playwright’s Prize was founded to nurture and provide more opportunities for playwrights.
We are thrilled to announce the following scripts are finalists of the 2020 Platform Presents Playwright’s Prize.
The scripts are now being sent to the judges with just titles so they can be judged anonymously.
The recipient of the £5,000 Platform Presents Prize money alongside mentoring will be announced in March.
1. Bird in a Ribcage
3. Burning Falling Rising Monster
4. Everything Beautiful Happens at Night
6. Is Edward Snowden Single?
7. My Dad’s A Cunt
8. On the Edge of Me
Amy Gardner (Producer)
Charlie Wood (Producer)
David Eldridge (Playwright & Screenwriter)
Dianna Agron (Actor & Producer)
Francesca Gardiner (Producer & Screenwriter)
Gala Gordon (Co-Founder, Platform Presents)
Isabella Macpherson (Co-Founder, Platform Presents)
Iwan Rheon (Actor)
Jessica Ronane (Casting Director)
Ness Evans (Agent)
Nicholas Pinnock (Actor & Poet)
Rachel De-Lahay (Playwright & Screenwriter)
Sam Yates (Director)
Tuppence Middleton (Actor & Writer)
Last year’s winner of the prize, playwright Leah Gasson said;
“Winning the prize was a life changing moment. It wasn’t just a title – it was an absolute sisterhood. Gala and Bella have been full of knowledge and encouragement, sharing their ideas and experiences and working tirelessly to push me into the light. I now have an amazing agent, a great pool of wise and wonderful fellow writers to learn from and have had meetings with production companies beyond my wildest dream.”
Leah Gasson received £5,000 in prize money raised at the Platform Presents Poetry Gala for her play That Awful Sound. Platform Presents is developing Leah’s play for stage and screen. On 11 July 2019 they produced a play reading of That Awful Sound supported by the Ambassadors Theatre Group starring; Jessie Buckley, Luke Treadaway, Erin Doherty, Aimee Lou Wood, Haydn Gwynne, Pearce Quigley and Karl Queensborough. In October 2019, Leah signed on to be represented by Alec Drysdale at Independent.