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)
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)
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.

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.'

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