October 21, 2011

READ RAW 2012  

Entries are now open for Read Raw 2012.  

Read Raw is a series of rehearsed play readings held in Auckland – a supportive and creative process to help take a new script to the next level.  

Read Raw is an opportunity for playwrights to spend a day having a script workshopped by professional actors and a director, then in the evening a reading open to the public, concluding with a discussion between the creative team and the audience.  

Read Raw will run once per month from April to September 2012, provisionally on the first Sunday of the month.  

Please submit your full-length play in PDF format by Friday 9 December 2011 to aucklandplaywrightscollective@gmail.com  

Conditions of entry:
  • Full-length scripts only
  • The playwright must be Auckland-based (Supercity and surrounds)
  • The play must not have been previously staged, nor had a prior public reading
  • As a courtesy, we ask you to please advise us if the play is being submitted or considered either for other readings or an upcoming production
  • If your script is selected for workshopping by the Auckland Playwrights Collective, we anticipate you will attend other Read Raw evenings.
Questions or concerns? 

Contact the Auckland Playwrights Collective: aucklandplaywrightscollective@gmail.com
ME Macdonald:  memacdonald@xtra.co.nz
Bronwyn Elsmore:  belsmorenz@gmail.com
Tony Forster:  tony.f@orcon.net.nz
Rex McGregor:  rex.mcgregor@xtra.co.nz

Actors and Directors:   

We are currently updating our data list for casting for Read Raw.

Since some of our writers and directors are unfamiliar with many of the actors and directors on our contact list, we are asking all those interested in participating during 2012 to send us an updated CV.

A photo would be helpful (low-res is fine), but please do include your rough character age range – and don’t forget to mention any experience you may have in script development work, of any kind. 


What is the Auckland Playwrights Collective?  
The APC is a group of Auckland-based playwrights who met during the Playmarket Playwrights Studio of 2006 and created a series of evening readings to support playwrights.

Read Raw is currently in its sixth season.  

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