June 4, 2011

Do you have an original and engaging idea for a play?

Young & Hungry is currently accepting idea submissions for the 2013 Festival of New Theatre season. We are looking for fresh and funky New Zealand voices to create plays for young people aged 15-25 years.
Our theme for the 2012 Playwrights’ Initiative is:  ACCEPT THE IMPOSSIBLE.  
Submissions close on FRIDAY 30 SEPTEMBER 2011 so don’t miss out on your chance to shine!
The Young & Hungry Festival of New Theatre originated out of BATS Theatre, Wellington in 1994.  The aim of the festival was to provide young people with the opportunity to work in a professional theatre environment with quality scripts written specially for them!
Now in it’s 17th year, the Festival of New Theatre continues to pave the way for young people in the performing arts industry.   2011 also marks the 3rd year in partnership with Auckland Theatre Company; with simultaneous festival seasons taking place in Auckland and Wellington Young & Hungry is quickly becoming a national movement!
The playwrights accepted into the 2012 programme will work with professional script advisors in the development of their scripts, in addition to attending play readings and staging workshops.  This is a great opportunity for emerging playwrights to learn within a professional theatre environment.
Young & Hungry is a charitable arts trust that promotes youth participation and development in the performing arts.  

For more information on how to register for the 2012 Playwrights’ Initiative contact Vanessa Thompson on (04) 385 8227 or email: info@youngandhungry.org.nz   


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