The Old 505 theatre hosted the announcement of the second annual Silver Gull Award. This award recognises an outstanding play by a local writer that explores philosophical or political themes. The aim of The Silver Gull Play Award is to encourage interest in theatre that both offers insight and encourages action. In 2016 the award is valued at $2000 and is sponsored by The Buzz from Sydney.

Paul Gilchrist and Daniela Giorgi from subtlenuance presented the finalists and excerpts from each play were presented. This was then followed by the announcement of the winner : People Will Think You Don’t Love Me by Joanna Erskine.

A full account of the night will be initially released through our first ever newsletter coming out this week.