March 1, 2022


We are thrilled to celebrate the shortlisted plays and playwrights for the 2022 Adam NZ Play Award.

Aliens and Anorexia by Eleanor Bishop and Karin McCracken, adapted from the book by Chris Kraus
Leaning Leftby Sam Brooks
The Perfect Image by Sam Brooks
White Weddingby Sam Brooks
Blood Harmonyby William Duignan
The Woman at the Store by Emily Duncan, adapted from the short story by Katherine Mansfield
The Shit Kidby Sarah Harpur
Losing Face by Nathan Joe
How to Throw a Chinese Funeralby Jill Kwan
Cyclesby Lori Leigh
The Grass is Singingby Stanley Makuwe, adapted from the novel by Doris Lessing
0204161007by Maraea Rakuraku
Lonely Flotsam by Craig Thaine
The Sun and the Windby Tainui Tukiwaho
Hemo is Home by Tainui Tukiwaho with Te Rongopai, Jade, Paku, Le-Toya and Mia

Huge congratulations to all and many thanks to all those who submitted scripts.

The winners will be announced on Sunday 27 March on Radio NZ National’s Standing Room Only programme. 

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