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2020 Playwright's Prize

An open call for distinctive, dynamic plays.

2019 Winning Playwright

Leah Gasson

Date for 2020

9th December 2019

Closing Date

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 are:

1. Bird in a Ribcage

2. Burn

3. Burning Falling Rising Monster

4. Everything Beautiful Happens at Night

5. Fuckboys

6. Is Edward Snowden Single?

7. My Dad’s A Cunt

8. Private

9. Stripped

Judges include:

Amy Gardner (Producer)

Charlie Wood (Producer)

Dianna Agron (Actor & Producer)

Francesca Gardiner (Producer & Screenwriter)

Gala Gordon (Co-Founder, Platform Presents)

Isabella Macpherson (Co-Founder, Platform Presents)

Iwan Rheon (Actor)
Ness Evans (Agent)
Nicholas Pinnock (Actor & Poet)
Rachel De-Lahay (Playwright & Screenwriter)

Sam Yates (Director)
Tuppence Middleton (Actor & Writer) 

The recipient of the 2020 Platform Presents Prize £5,000 money alongside mentoring is Anoushka Warden with her script 'My Dad's A C*nt.’


"Having my first play on I felt I had nothing to lose. I didn’t write it purpose- fully to be a play and it kind of happened by accident. The stakes felt low. But this is the first play I wrote on purpose, with a theatre space, actors and audience in mind, which made submitting it for others in the industry to read quite daunting. Having it recognised in this prize is brilliantly gratifying and quietens my sneaking worries that I was a jammy one-time writer. Receiving this prize gives me great hope for the future. Thank you to Platform Presents for supporting new work in this way, especially at this very odd and tricky time.” Anoushka Warden

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