February 14, 2012

ENTER THE BANANA: a playwrights’ development programme

Fakaalofa lahi atu
Malo e lelei
Kia orana
Tena koutou
Ni sa bula
Taloha ni
Talofa lava 

The inaugural Banana Boat Retreat is done and dusted, and we are buzzing with enthusiasm with our next thingie!

We’re proud to announce Enter the Banana – a development stream offering structured support and active development to two hungry playwrights. (Enter the Banana is a working title which is much better than David’s suggested title of Second Banana. Ah, that David – such a coconut-half-empty kinda guy. If you can think of a better title, please share it with us.)

What’s the development stream mean? Two playwrights have the opportunity and services of a dramaturg, two workshop readings and a final public reading over a twelve month period.

What do you have to do? Submit. That’s right, you only need to submit a complete draft of a play that you’re working on, a page about yourself and the play, and complete an application form.

When’s the deadline? Friday, 2 March 2012 at 5:00pm.

How’s it work? You submit, a panel of independent assessors read, discuss and rate your scripts, and the two playwrights are announced!

How much does it cost? It costs you absolutely nothing! But readings, assessors and dramaturgs aren’t free – specific terms and conditions will apply to the successful playwrights.

For more details, go to our website – www.bananaboatnz.blogspot.com – or email us at bananaboatnz@gmail.com .


David Mamea

for Banana Boat – a bunch of Pasifika and Maori writers


A bunch of writing since 28 August 2008

PO Box 60-096 Titirangi Waitakere 0642NEW ZEALAND

www.bananaboatnz.blogspot.com  bananaboatnz@gmail.com

Jenni Heka +64 21 104 9287 Leilani Unasa +64 21 0299 5365

David Mamea +64 21 668 346

The BANANA BOAT CHARITABLE TRUST is registered with the Charities Commission CC47340

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