The Award celebrates the best in new writing for the theatre.
Playmarket is excited to announce the shortlisted plays and playwrights for 2013.
Paul Baker - The Night Visitors
Philip Braithwaite - The Mercy Clause
Sam Brooks - And I Was Like
Michael Galvin - Give Up
Joseph Harper - Atlas/mountains/dead butterflies
David Mamea - Goodbye My Feleni
Renae Maihi - Patua
Hannah McKie - Mary Scott: Queen of the Backblocks
Alice Miller - Native Affairs
Olga Nikora - Stroika
Bruce Clyde Thomson - Ayn Rand Has Her Way
26 NOVEMBER 2012
WHITI HEREAKA awarded the 2012 Bruce Mason Playwriting Award
The Bruce Mason Playwriting Award was presented to Whiti Hereaka at a ceremony at Downstage Theatre in Wellington on 25 November 2012.
The award exists to recognise early success in the career of the winning playwright; to encourage their continued exploration of the theatre medium and grants a $10,000 cash prize.
26 NOVEMBER 2012
DEAN PARKER awarded the INAUGURAL PLAYMARKET AWARD
The Playmarket Award was presented to Dean Parker at a ceremony at Downstage Theatre in Wellington on 25 November 2012.
The award was created to recognise a playwright who has made a significant artistic contribution to theatre in New Zealand, and grants a $20,000 cash prize.
CIRCA AND PLAYMARKET PRESENT A REHEARSED READING OF
MIKE & VIRGINIA
BY KATHRYN BURNETT & NICK WARD
Circa Two - Saturday 17 November 2012 - 2pm
Director: Kerryn Palmer
Mike: Will Hall Virginia: Luanne Gordon
"Let us consider the ludicrous nature of romantic comedy…"em>
So begins this witty, fast-paced romp that sets out to subvert every
Romantic Comedy convention in the book.