Aimee Lou Wood, Dianna Agron, Kyle Soller, Phoebe Fox, Pippa Bennett-Warner, Aki Omoshaybi and George MacKay have self-filmed video excerpts from the finalist plays for the 2020 Platform Present Playwright’s Prize in isolation during lockdown
My Dad’s a Cunt by Anoushka Warden – Aimee Lou Woods
Aimee Lou Wood played Aimee Gibbs, a central character in two seasons of the Netflix comedy series Sex Education. She will soon to be seen in the feature film Louis Wain alongside Benedict Cumberbatch and Claire Foy.
Is Edward Snowden Single? by Kate Cortesi – Dianna Agron
Dianna Agron starred in The Family opposite Robert DeNiro and Michelle Pfeiffer, I Am Number Four and ZIipper for producer Darren Aronofsky. Dianna came to prominence as Quinn Fabray in Ryan Murphy’s hit TV series Glee.
Burning Falling Rising Monster by Kate Vozella – Kyle Soller & Phoebe Fox
Kyle won the Olivier Award and Critics Circle Award as Best Actor in The Inheritance in the West End and on Broadway. Phoebe was nominated Best Supporting Actress in the Oliviers in A View from the Bridge in the West End, which she transferred in to Broadway). Phoebe can currently be seen in The Great on Hulu.
Stripped by Hew Rous-Eyre – Pippa Bennett-Warner & Aki Omoshaybi
Pippa Bennett-Warner recently played Shannon in Gangs of London.
Aki Omoshaybi had the lead role in the film Burning Men and was in Star Wars: The Last Jedi.
Burn by Chris Thompson – George MacKay
George MacKay was critically acclaimed in the lead role of Lance Corporal Schofield in Sam Mendes’s award-winning film 1917.
There are four more plays in consideration:
Private by Mona Pirnot
Fuckboys by Katie Burnett
Everything Beautiful Happens At Night by Ted Malawer
Bird in a Ribcage by Lizzie Stern