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ADAM NZ PLAY AWARD 2011 WINNERS

PLAYMARKET is pleased to announce the ADAM NZ PLAY AWARD winner for 2011:

ARUN SUBRAMANIAM for his play HERO

Hero recounts the glory and anguish surrounding a Malaysian politician's assassination as told through the eyes of his wife and thirteen-year-old son.

PLAYMARKET also announced the following category winners:

Runners-up:                        

Courtney Meredith for Rushing Dolls

Georgina Titheridge for Sliderhands

Best Play by a Pasifika Playwright:

PLAYWRIGHTS b4 25

Change the world - write a play!

SUBMISSIONS CLOSE 1 APRIL 2017.

Playmarket is again searching for the best plays from young New Zealand writers. If you're under 25 and you have a new play, we'd love to read it.

LIVE SCREENPLAY COMPETITION

Deadline for next submissions - January 31st 2012

The WINNER of the 2011 Live Screenplay Competition is RUST by Melanie Drewery.

Congratulations to Melanie and all on the shortlist which also includes:-  The Lightness of Touch & Violet Street by Renee Boyer Willisson; Petrol Head by Rochelle Bright; Mill Town by Brett Higginson; and It Wasn't Meant to Be Like This by Michelanne Forster.

The Live Screenplay Competition is a Play Press/Playmarket partnership to find the Best Unfilmed Screenplay.  The winner will be given professional advice and time with a script advisor, as appropriate.

ADAM NZ PLAY AWARD

PLAYMARKET presents this award annually for the best new New Zealand play. The award, formerly the Playmarket New Play Award, has been offered since 2008. It is the only one of its kind for new writing and encourages writers to banish all self censoring, all worries about what theatres want, what is affordable and what they think audiences want to see.

Take this opportunity to have your play read by a panel of industry professionals.

Entrance requirements

Open to any New Zealand citizen/permanent resident.

ALL NEW CNZ WEBSITE

With the help and suggestions of many in the arts sector, an easier to use and more useful website has been launched by Creative New Zealand.

OPEN LETTER FROM THE BASEMENT

The Basement THEATRE TRUST has published an open letter to all Basement Theatre users, and potential users, announcing some of their exciting developments and aspirations for the future.

Read the letter here.

PLAY PRESS/PLAYMARKET LIVE SCREENPLAY COMPETITION 2011

The winner of the Best Unfilmed Screenplay is Melanie Drewery with her screenplay RUST, a powerful, haunting take on the dangers of young love. Melanie will be receiving ongoing script advice; assistance towards a radio adaptation; and support towards adapting other stories of hers for stage and screen. 

Also shortlisted were:-

Sanctuary Theatre

Do you like the sound of this?:- "Before the Twentieth Century, the most common producer was the playwright. Playwrights are uniquely suited to recognize powerful new material for the stage. ... "

"Over the past ten decades, writers have deviated from their historical position in theatre, retreating from direct involvement with producing entities, and ceding control to third-party producers, thereby leaving the artistic future of playwriting to others whose understanding of and dedication to the most bracing new writing is not the same...

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