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WHITI HEREAKA awarded the 2012 Bruce Mason Playwriting Award

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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.

DEAN PARKER awarded the INAUGURAL PLAYMARKET AWARD

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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.

MIKE & VIRGINIA

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.

JANET & JOHN WRITTEN AND DIRECTED BY KEN DUNCUM

CIRCA AND PLAYMARKET PRESENT A REHEARSED READING OF

JANET & JOHN 

WRITTEN AND DIRECTED BY KEN DUNCUM

Circa Two - Saturday 27 October 2012 - 2pm

John Money: Peter Hambleton

Janet Frame: Erin Banks

PLAYMARKET ANNUAL NOW ONLINE

Features include Tricks for New Players - Peter Griffin on technology and the NZ play, and new approaches to copyright; On the Bandwagon - Natasha Hay on developments in making theatre mobile; New Kids On The Block - Mary Lose Pahi on Pacific theatre in 21st century Auckland; Christchurch Potential - Fiona Farrell on the present, Dan Bain in the future and Steph Walker on the potential; as well as the regional wrap-ups; the year's theatre calendar and much more.

ROGUES AND VAGABONDS

"The idea for Rogues and Vagabonds first came to me at the time of the invasion of Iraq."  Elspeth Sandys

CIRCA AND PLAYMARKET PRESENT A REHEARSED READING OF

ROGUES AND VAGABONDS

BY ELSPETH SANDYS

Directed by Ray Henwood

Circa Two - Saturday 25 August 2012 - 2pm

The third play in the Circa Theatre and Playmarket Reading Series 2012 is Rogues and Vagabonds by Elspeth Sandys - a tale about history's uncanny ability to repeat itself; the enduring capacity of human beings to believe in miracles; female liberation; sexual and economic oppression.

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