Ava Wong Davies announced as winner of the 2022 Ambassador Theatre Group Playwright's Prize in association with Platform Presents, for Graceland

Published on Wed 28 Sep 2022

Ava Wong Davies has won the 2022 Ambassador Theatre Group Playwright’s Prize in association with Platform Presents for her play Graceland. Graceland will run in the Royal Court Jerwood Theatre Upstairs from Thursday 9 February 2023 to Saturday 11 March 2023.

Wong Davies said;

“I’m hugely honoured to have won. To have even been one of the finalists was an enormous pleasure – congratulations to everyone who submitted.”

CEO of Ambassador’s Theatre Group Mark Cornell said;

“Our industry is all about telling stories. We must continue to encourage and recognise the extraordinary talent of the playwrights that bring these stories to life. I was particularly delighted to see that we have seen a 50% increase in script submissions compared to 2021, surely an indication of the growth in popularity that this prestigious prize is enjoying. Huge congratulations to Ava, all of the finalists and to every single writer for sharing their hard work with the world. I hope this wonderful initiative encourages any and all emerging playwrights to put pen to paper or finger to keyboard and tell their stories”.

Founder of Platform Presents Isabella Macpherson said;

“We are astounded at Platform Presents by the formidable number of scripts entered this year, the brilliantly engaged judging panel, and of course by Ava’s exquisite play.”


For the full press release, see here.