On Sunday 11 March, 2018 the Royal Botanic garden Sydney will host the Lysicrates Prize – a playwright competition that provokes interest in the historic Choragic Monument of Lysicrates located in the Garden.
The competition, produced in partnership with the Griffin Theatre Company, will showcase plays from some of Australia’s most promising playwright talent and provide a stunning cultural event.
The democratic audience decide on the winning playwright, which harks back to the ancient Athenian heritage of the Choragic Monument. The Winning playwright will receive a full commission of $15,000 from the Griffin Theatre Company to finish his or her respective play.
The Lysicrates Prize was created in 2015 by the Lysicrates Prize Foundation, an organisation with a view to ensuring the restoration and protection for the monument for future generations to enjoy.