February 23, 2016


Playmarket is thrilled to announce the finalists of the 2016 ADAM NZ PLAY AWARD. The Award recognises and celebrates the best in new writing for the theatre.

Te Pō by Carl Bland

The Atom Room by Philip Braithwaite

Lucky by Kip Chapman with James Milne, Sam Berkley and Chris Parker

The Politician’s Wife by Angie Farrow

The Vultures by Miria George

The Devil’s Half-Acre by Ralph McCubbin Howell

Anahera by Emma Kinane

Smiley by Tom McCrory

12th Round by Suli Moa

A Love Like Ours by Joseph Musaphia

Tumanāko by Olga Nikora

Fool to Cry by Steven Page

Ports of Auckland by Dean Parker

Scarlet & Gold by Lorae Parry

The Property Developer by Vivienne Plumb

Tan-knee by Maraea Rakuraku

Rogues and Vagabonds by Elspeth Sandys

Sean Penn is in His Boat by Josephine Stewart -Tewhiu

My Dad’s Boy by Finnius Teppett

Te Puhi by Cian Elyse White

Winners will be announced at a presentation at Circa Theatre, 11 am, Sunday 13 March 2016.

The award is generously funded by the Adam Foundation. Playmarket is also very grateful for the support of Circa Theatre, and major funders: Foundation North and Creative New Zealand. 

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