We were deeply saddened to hear of the passing of Elizabeth O'Connor who was Literary Manager at The Court Theatre. Elizabeth was a major lover of new writing and totally devoted to theatre. She worked closely with many playwrights and was instrumental in finding premieres for their work. We send our condolences to her family, co-workers and friends.
Playwrights Stuart Hoar and Michelanne Forster pay tribute to Elizabeth below.
PLAYMARKET is pleased to announce the ADAM NZ PLAY AWARD winner for 2014: Elisabeth Easther for her play SEED.
The Adam NZ Play Award recognises and celebrates the best in new writing for the theatre, and the judges described Seed as highly entertaining, funny and sophisticated.
6 MARCH 2014
The death yesterday in Dunedin at the age of 71 of the well-known writer and director of plays for young people, Denise Walsh, was announced by the playwright's agent, Murray Lynch, Director of Playmarket, the New Zealand playwrights' agency and script development service.