August 26, 2015



Are you a queer writer with a passion for theatre but not sure how to get your work onto stage? Or are you a director who’s looking for that next exciting script to work on? Then here’s your opportunity. LEGACY PROJECT wants to help tell your stories. 

LEGACY PROJECT is a theatre development programme created to provide a platform for emerging writers within our LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual, and trans) community to create short theatrical works that express our unique Kiwi voices.

Following our successful 2015 season as part of Auckland Pride and Auckland Fringe 2015, LEGACY PROJECT returns for our third year.

We are looking for emerging or established writers to submit their scripts to be a part of our third year of development. From submissions, six shortlisted scripts will be work-shopped during a development weekend in November before being performed on stage as part of a week-long performance showcase during Auckland Pride Festival 2016.

We are also looking for talented directors to assist us with the development these new works need before ultimately casting and staging these exciting new stories.  

Participation is open to all, regardless of gender or sexuality. Anyone who wishes to write, direct or audition for roles in the project is encouraged to get involved.

Writer and director submissions are open until Friday 30th October. For detailed submission criteria and more information about the project, check out our website 

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We want to share these stories because the more we share, the more we can learn about ourselves, each other and our place within the wider community.

About LEGACY PROJECT creator:

Bruce Brown is the Artistic Director for LEGACY PROJECT. A graduate from UNITEC’s Performing Arts programme, he has been involved as both a writer and director for Short+Sweet Auckland, and the Ellerslie Theatrical Society for the last six years. Inspired by the return of the Auckland Pride Festival, he wanted to take his experience and passion for theatre to create a project that would nurture the development of future LGBT storytellers within New Zealand.

“The wealth of diverse perspectives and experiences being shared with us from script submissions makes it a hard task to select our shortlisted writers each year,” Brown says. “But it’s always the writers that attempt to tell a deeply personal story – the stories that wear their heart on their sleeve – that we are drawn to. We’ll always pick the script that needs development over a more polished one that lacks heart. That’s what the Legacy Project is about.”

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