For Immediate Release

The Silver Gull Play Award recognises an outstanding play by a local writer that explores philosophical or political themes. The aim of the award is to encourage interest in theatre that both offers insight and encourages action.

This year the total prize money for the award will rise to $5000 and the winning playwright will receive $3000. The remainder of the prize pool will be split evenly between the shortlisted writers.

Entries are now open and close on 30 April 2018.

The winner will be announced in August 2018. For more information and conditions of entry visit:

Previous winners of the Silver Gull Play Award

2015 Tick Tick Boom by Melissa Lee Speyer
2016 People Will Think You Don’t Love Me by Joanna Erskine
2017 For Unknown Reasons by Zoe Cooper

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