We are very proud to have founded the Silver Gull Play Award in 2015 and to have run it for the five years until 2019.
We would like to thank our brilliant sponsor, The Buzz from Sydney, without whom none of it could have happened.
We would also like to thank:
the judges who helped us out: Helen Tonkin, Nick Atkins, Brad Sykes and Joy Minter
the actors who presented readings at the award nights
everyone who attended those nights.
the Old 505 and Kerri Glasscock for providing a venue for the award night over the last few years.
And we would like to thank all the writers who submitted work.
It was an incomparable privilege to read over 160 new Australian plays.
Playwrights are the beating heart of our theatre, and we are very proud to have supported them.
We are pleased that the Silver Gull Play Award continues,
and is now administered by New Theatre, still with the support of The Buzz From Sydney.
All the details for the 2022 award can be found here:
Previous winners of the Silver Gull Play Award
2015 TickTickBoom by Melissa Lee Speyer
2016 People Will Think You Don’t Love Me by Joanna Erskine
2017 For Unknown Reasons by Zoe Cooper
2018 Lions and Tigers and Bears by Phillip James Rouse
2019 Field of Vision by Joanna Erskine
Previously Shortlisted Plays
Between the Streetlight and the Moon by Melita Rowston
Furthest West by Michael Collins
The Block Universe (Or So It Goes) by Sam O’Sullivan
The Last Executioner by Mark Swivel
TickTickBoom by Melissa Lee Speyer
People Will Think You Don’t Love Me by Joanna Erskine
A Matter of Life and Death by John AD Fraser
The Ink Trail by Louis Klee
This, This Is Mine by Duncan Ragg
I sat and waited but you were gone too long by Olivia Satchell
The Bees Are All Dead by Kit Brookman
Dead Wen by Elias Jamieson Brown
For Unknown Reasons by Zoe Cooper
A Spy in the House of Love by Zoe Hogan
Human Activity by Katie Pollock
The Blackbird and the Whale by Alison Rooke
Disinhibition by Christopher Bryant
Alabaster Burning by John AD Fraser
People Inside Me by Katie Pollock
Superheroes by Mark Rogers
Lions and Tigers and Bears by Phillip James Rouse
I Damo by Pauline Bleach
The Deal by Kel Vance
Breathless by Deborah Mulhall
Son of Byblos by James Elazzi
Field of Vision by Joanna Erskine
Photo of seagull by Glen Fergus (Own work, Moreton Bay, Australia) via Wikimedia Commons