July 31, 2018


Playmarket’s Brown Ink development programme is looking for Māori and Pasifika writers with the best new, exciting and original plays.

Selected plays will receive a day-long script clinic with a professional director, cast and script advisor.

Plays selected for development for Brown Ink programme that have gone on to professional productions include Hīkoi by Nancy Brunning (Auckland Arts Festival 2015), The Mooncake and the Kūmara by Mei-Lin Te Puea Hansen (Auckland Arts Festival 2015), Girl on a Corner by Victor Rodger (Auckland Fringe Festival 2015), Officer 27 by Aroha Awarau and I Ain’t Mad at Cha by Turene Jones.

How to Enter

Visit the Playmarket website here. www.playmarket.org.nz/brown-ink

Download and complete the submission form and send your play to us here [competitions[@]playmarket.org.nz]

The Fine Print

Submissions are open to any New Zealand citizen/permanent resident of Māori or Pasifika heritage regardless of age or experience.

Plays must not have had a professional production (pending productions, readings, workshops or community productions are fine).

There are no limits on length, style or theme.

Submissions close 1 September 2018

More Questions?

If you have any further questions contact Claire O’Loughlin in the Wellington office:  competitions[@]playmarket.org.nz

+64 4 382 8462 ext 2

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