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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With a comprehensive store of New Zealand plays (published and unpublished) and managed by Nick Doherty, the bookshop is here for all your play reading needs and enquiries.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.
TROLLS, DRAGONS AND MAJOR LIFE DECISIONS The annual PLAYMARKET PLAYS FOR THE YOUNG competition attracts submissions of the most innovative, provocative and original NZ plays for young people. Previous winners of the competition, now in its sixth year, include Sarah Delahunty, Richard Finn, Joey Moncarz, Emily Duncan, Holly Gooch and Stephanie Matuku. PLAYMARKET, the agency and service organisation for New Zealand playwrights, is delighted to announce the winning playwrights and we congratulate them and all who submitted.
9 Oct 2014
TROLLS, DRAGONS AND MAJOR LIFE DECISIONS The annual PLAYMARKET PLAYS FOR THE YOUNG competition attracts submissions of the most innovative, provocative and original NZ plays for young people. Previous winners of the competition, now in its sixth year, include Sarah Delahunty, Richard Finn, Joey Moncarz, Emily Duncan, Holly Gooch and Stephanie Matuku. PLAYMARKET, the agency and service organisation for New Zealand playwrights, is delighted to announce the winning playwrights and we congratulate them and all who submitted. [
8 Oct 2014
Meet the locals of Bell End, a small Kiwi beach town facing a big problem. An old spinsterís untimely fall down a long drop opens the door for some drastic changes in this little corner of Godzone. [
Refreshing intelligence, insight and physicality
1 Oct 2014
Visceral, physical and very watchable, God-Belly parallels obsessive quests for perfection, manifested through eating disorders, in two very different eras and contexts: ancient and modern. [
OUT OF OUR HEADS
28 Aug 2014
Tales of stolen lives, broken hearts, love triangles, bad morals and robots. Hooked out of our collective grey matter for your cerebral pleasure. [
20 Aug 2014
Backstage at his new show, Scotty has invited actor and ex-girlfriend Brit to share a bottle of wine with him. She brings the wine, he brings the unpleasant memories. They both bring the quarter life crisis. [
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