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AGENT - WRITERS
Publication - print
The rights and interests of playwrights represented
The Playmarket Agency, headed by Murray Lynch, issues and manages performance licences, advises on and negotiates commission and collaboration agreements, manages royalty payments, maintains an archive of Playwrights’ work and materials related to it and circulates their plays to producers and theatres in NZ and internationally.
Practical support and advice to those in the business of writing plays
At the heart of the Advisory is a focus on supporting playwrights to write. Coordinated by Stuart Hoar, and making use of a raft of resources, industry knowledge, partnerships and networks we work to support all New Zealand playwrights.
NZ plays available to everyone, everywhere
With a comprehensive store of New Zealand plays (published and unpublished) and managed by Nick Doherty, the bookshop is here for all your play reading needs and enquiries. Check out our website or give Nick a call.
Competitions, Clinics, readings etc
Playmarket offers and supports a range of opportunities, competitions and initiatives for writers including (but not exclusively) the following:
Clinics with professional actors and directors
Readings (public and private)
Playmarket Plays for the Young competition
Bruce Mason Playwriting Award
Write Out Loud Dunedin
Adam New Zealand Play Award
Rebecca Mason Executive Coaching
Robert Lord Cottage Residency
Pasifika Playwrights development
Playmarket Playwrights’ Retreat
Matariki Playwrights development
Y&H Playwrights’ Initiative
Publications and communication
Coordinated by Salesi Le'ota, Playmarket uses a range of tools and media to communicate with our clients, producers, supporters and the public.
A series of NZ Plays published annually
Documenting and discussing the major developments for New Zealand drama on our stages for New Zealand and international readers.
Published monthly and distributed via email, the eBulletin provides news, opportunities, interesting articles and a calendar of what is happening around the country. Published the first Friday of each month February – December.
A bulletin sent out to schools bi-annually encouraging the continued growth of the NZ play in education and offering resources and opportunities to teachers.
GOLF: A Love Story
14 Apr 2015
No matter how badly you play, it's always possible to get worse. Despite spending most of his retirement on the golf course, Bill's days of early mornings, lessons from an over-priced South African, weekly rounds with pompous brother-in-laws, and copious amounts of painkillers are over... because Bill needs a new knee. But before his operation, Bill is determined to break a hundred, something he has never done before, and is not likely to do again. [
Highly entertaining and handsomely presented
10 Apr 2015
Ralph McCubbin Howell’s newish play Beards, Beards, Beards is a work of light content but it sure has significant gravitas, not that you’d necessarily notice as you whizz at a million miles an hour through the whimsical eccentricity of the script, tasting the occasional tart tang of the lyrics and the zip/zap multiplicity of a plethora of outlandish performances. [
TOGETHER ALL ALONE
30 Mar 2015
Together All Alone is an explosive collaboration between award winning ‘utterly driven’ director Jaime Dorner (A Midsummer Nights Dream) and Chapman Tripp Director of the Year nominee, Rachel Lenart (Constellations) ‘One of Wellington’s most adventurous directors’. [
ADAM NZ PLAY AWARD 2015 WINNERS ANNOUNCED New Zealand’s dark history and violent present revealed in award-winning plays. PLAYMARKET is pleased to announce the ADAM NZ PLAY AWARD winners for 2015: Anders Falstie-Jensen for Centrepoint and Hone Kouka for Bless the Child. The Adam NZ Play Award recognises and celebrates the best in new writing for the theatre. Director of Playmarket Murray Lynch announced the win at Circa Theatre on 28 March 2015 alongside four other special award winners.
28 Mar 2015
ADAM NZ PLAY AWARD 2015 WINNERS ANNOUNCED New Zealand’s dark history and violent present revealed in award-winning plays. PLAYMARKET is pleased to announce the ADAM NZ PLAY AWARD winners for 2015: Anders Falstie-Jensen for Centrepoint and Hone Kouka for Bless the Child. The Adam NZ Play Award recognises and celebrates the best in new writing for the theatre. Director of Playmarket Murray Lynch announced the win at Circa Theatre on 28 March 2015 alongside four other special award winners. [
ADAM NZ PLAY AWARD 2015 The Adam NZ Play Award celebrates the best in new writing for the theatre. Playmarket is excited to announce the shortlisted plays and playwrights for 2015.
6 Mar 2015
ADAM NZ PLAY AWARD 2015 The Adam NZ Play Award celebrates the best in new writing for the theatre. Playmarket is excited to announce the shortlisted plays and playwrights for 2015. [
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