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Wellington
New Zealand

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Dramaturgy
Publication - print
Script assessment
Script development

Background information

ABOUT PLAYMARKET


AGENT
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.
 
Advisor
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.
 
Bookshop
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With a comprehensive store of New Zealand plays (published and unpublished) and managed by Nick Doherty, the bookshop is here for all your play reading needs and enquiries.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.
These include:
Playmarket Playseries
A series of NZ Plays published annually
Playmarket Annual
Documenting and discussing the major developments for New Zealand drama on our stages for New Zealand and international readers.
eBulletin
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.
edBulletin
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.
Website
 

 


Recent mentions THE CHAPMAN TRIPP THEATRE AWARDS 2014: WINNERS and NOMINEES An Evening Celebrating Community and Theatrical Excellence! Another fantastic year of the Cultural Capital’s theatrical excellence was celebrated last night, (Sunday 14 December), at the Chapman Tripp Theatre Awards in Paramount Theatre. After a tumultuous year full of heavy loss for the community, these Awards were a reflection of the importance to support each other through the good and bad times. “We are a community and this is not a competition. It’s a quest” – a statement that perfectly encapsulated the tone of the evening from Simon Haren (winner of Most Original Production with Isobel McKinnon – Dinner with Izzy & Simon). 14 Dec 2014
THE CHAPMAN TRIPP THEATRE AWARDS 2014: WINNERS and NOMINEES An Evening Celebrating Community and Theatrical Excellence! Another fantastic year of the Cultural Capital’s theatrical excellence was celebrated last night, (Sunday 14 December), at the Chapman Tripp Theatre Awards in Paramount Theatre. After a tumultuous year full of heavy loss for the community, these Awards were a reflection of the importance to support each other through the good and bad times. “We are a community and this is not a competition. It’s a quest” – a statement that perfectly encapsulated the tone of the evening from Simon Haren (winner of Most Original Production with Isobel McKinnon – Dinner with Izzy & Simon). [more]
Multiple rings of ‘reality’ ring false 10 Dec 2014
The promo material calls it “shows within shows within shows” but actually The Reviewers plays fast and loose with shows without shows without shows … And by “without” I mean both standing outside and lacking, in this case rhyme or reason; without any internal logic to make it a cohesive show. [more]
THE SANTA CLAUS SHOW 2014 8 Dec 2014
Kelly and Alana are best friends and decide to write to Santa Claus. But Kelly sends the longest list of things that a child wants for Christmas that Santa has ever seen. Santa flies Kelly to the North Pole so she can learn for herself the true meaning of Christmas. [more]
THE AUCKLAND THEATRE AWARDS 2014 nominations The People's Choice awards received over 200 nominations this year... and here are our lucky nominees....come along on Monday to find out who the winners are! 1 Dec 2014
THE AUCKLAND THEATRE AWARDS 2014 nominations The People's Choice awards received over 200 nominations this year... and here are our lucky nominees....come along on Monday to find out who the winners are! [more]
Auckland Theatre Awards winners 2014 TOP ACCOLADES HANDED OUT TO AUCKLAND’S THEATRE COMMUNITY The Auckland Theatre Awards celebrated their 6th anniversary last night with the introduction of formally judged Excellence Awards. The first time such awards have been given out in Auckland. The awards were decided on by a panel of 6 judges who were kept secret until the event last night. The judging panel for 2014 were; theatre maker Marie Adams, actor and director Rachel House, playwright Sam Brooks, actor and theatre manager Sam Snedden, festival director Carla von Zon and theatre administrator/lover Gilli Sutton. 1 Dec 2014
Auckland Theatre Awards winners 2014 TOP ACCOLADES HANDED OUT TO AUCKLAND’S THEATRE COMMUNITY The Auckland Theatre Awards celebrated their 6th anniversary last night with the introduction of formally judged Excellence Awards. The first time such awards have been given out in Auckland. The awards were decided on by a panel of 6 judges who were kept secret until the event last night. The judging panel for 2014 were; theatre maker Marie Adams, actor and director Rachel House, playwright Sam Brooks, actor and theatre manager Sam Snedden, festival director Carla von Zon and theatre administrator/lover Gilli Sutton. [more]

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