The Martin-Lysicrates Competition celebrates the best new Australian writing for young people, specifically years 7 and 8. It is the only play competition for students where the winner is selected by the votes of the audience, and so is highly participatory. It’s also lots of fun. Talented Australian playwrights submit the first act of a brand new play to the Prize and the three finalists’ entries will receive a staged reading. At the end, the students vote on which play they’d like to see finished. It’s a modern twist on a proud democratic and theatrical tradition from ancient Greece, the birthplace of world theatre.
For many students, it’s their first experience of the magic of live theatre. And of the power of the democratic vote.
Schools throughout Australia (and overseas) can still join us virtually by watching the recorded event that was live-streamed on ATYP's On Demand platform. And the great thing is students can still vote for their best play!
Full details and how you can be part of this exciting event please click here
Find out about the origin and inspiration behind the annual playwriting competition Lysicrates Prize.