Greg Sinclair wins £10k children’s theatre award
Musician and performance artist Greg Sinclair has won the first Arts Foundation Children’s Theatre Award.
The £10,000 award, which honours performers, writers and designers working in theatre for children, will contribute towards Sinclair’s living and working expenses, to enable him to develop work with less financial pressure.
Southbank Centre artistic director Jude Kelly and Guardian theatre critic Lyn Gardner were among the judges who selected the winner of the prize, with Kelly saying Sinclair’s work demonstrated “exceptional sensitivity and thoughtfulness”.
She continued: “His love for the depth of [children’s] curiosity is reflected in the risks he asks himself, and them as an audience, to take in his presentation.
“He truly treats children as exceptional audience members and credits them with aesthetic capacity, which draws from them remarkable responses. It’s been delightful to understand more about his work and to be able to support it going forward.”
Runners-up Steven Camden, Liz Clark and Rosie Heafford all received £1,000 towards their own future work.