August 10, 2017


LEGACY PROJECT returns for our fifth development season and we’re once again searching for submissions from queer creators with their own unique stories to share on stage. Experience isn’t necessary so if you’re a queer writer or director who’s passionate about creating theatre, then here’s your opportunity to get involved.

LEGACY PROJECT is a theatre development programme created to support and develop emerging theatre creators within our LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual, and trans) and queer community by giving them the resources, network and space to share their short theatrical works on stage.

We’re looking for emerging writers with untold stories to share, plus energetic directors with creative vision to be part of our fifth development year. From these open submissions, six shortlisted scripts will be workshopped during a development weekend in mid-November and paired with directors to be staged as part of a week-long performance showcase during Auckland Pride Festival 2018.

Participation is open to all, regardless of gender or sexuality. Everyone is invited to submit, although our priority is on supporting emerging queer theatre-makers. Our writer and director submissions are open until Friday 27th October, 5pm. Check out our website for more detailed submission criteria.

We need to continue sharing our stories, and pass them down to future generations. By bringing people together to celebrate our unique experiences, we can recognise collective narratives, grow understanding and define our vital place within the wider community.

About LEGACY PROJECT founder: 

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 seven years. Inspired by the return of the Auckland Pride Festival in 2013, he wanted to take his experience and passion for theatre to create a project that would nurture the development of future queer storytellers within New Zealand theatre.

“To date, we’ve helped support queer creators to share twenty-four unique stories as part of the project and we’ve only just scratched the surface of the untold stories still left to be shared. We’re sharing stories from our queer community for our community, always searching for the stories that strike deep to the heart of what modern issues our community still faces. Legacy Project is a mirror to how far we have come, where we are now and what paths still lie ahead.” – Bruce Brown.

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