November 23, 2012


The next deadline for submissions is midnight, 1 December 2012.  

PLAYMARKET presents this award annually for the best new New Zealand play. The award, formerly the Playmarket New Play Award and now in its sixth year, is the only one of its kind for new writing and encourages writers to banish all self censoring, all worries about what theatres want, what is affordable and what they think audiences want to see.

Take this opportunity to be eligible for a variety of prizes (see below) and to have your play read by a panel of industry professionals.


Open to any New Zealand citizen/permanent resident.

Plays must not have had a professional production (pending productions, readings, workshops or amateur productions are fine). If your play has been produced but you are unsure if this will disqualify it, please enquire – there are a lot of grey areas!

Scripts may only be submitted to this competition once.

There are no limits on length, style, theme or cast size.

You may submit as many as you like.

For more information go here

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