subtlenuance is proud to adminster The Silver Gull Play Award.
This award recognises an outstanding play by a local writer that explores philosophical or political themes.
In 2015 the award is valued at $2000.
The aim of The Silver Gull Play Award is to encourage interest in theatre that both offers insight and encourages action.
The winning play for 2015 is
TickTickBoom by Melissa Lee Speyer.
Both these words resist simple definition - which is part of what makes them so ripe for theatrical treatment.
But we’ll offer this as a starting point:
A philosophical play consciously invites us to consider how (our) thoughts make the world.
A political play consciously invites us to consider how (our) actions make the world.
Neither assume the world is unchangeable.