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NZ playwrights' residency and exchange opportunity in Scotland

9 Apr 2015

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Playmarket, in partnership with Creative New Zealand and Playwrights’ Studio Scotland, offers New Zealand playwrights the opportunity to apply for a playwriting residency and exchange programme in Scotland.

A panel that will include representatives from Playmarket, Creative New Zealand and Playwrights’ Studio will select a New Zealand playwright to be partnered with a theatre company in Scotland. The company will commission a play from the selected playwright who will be accommodated for up to three months to write in the home city of that company.

The commission agreement will specify dates of delivery and the residency. The theatre company will be encouraged to produce the resulting play but it is expected that the commissioning company will, at minimum, arrange a reading of the work in development.

The successful applicant will have had more than one work professionally produced. He or she will receive airfare, a commission fee, a living stipend and paid accommodation.

To apply please outline the project you wish to write and why this is suited to a residency in Scotland. We will set up a partnership with an appropriate theatre company in Scotland but we welcome suggestions of a company you would wish to work with.

Please send applications to director@playmarket.org.nz.

Applications will be received until 28 May 2015. Applicants will be notified in late May.

For enquiries, please contact:
Salesi Le’ota
clientpromotion@playmarket.org.nz | +64 4 382 8462 ext 2