Calling all playwrights

Playwrights are invited to contribute to the success of the UNESCO Cities of Literature Short Play Festival, which will be hosted by the University of Otago in Dunedin between September 12 and 20, 2019.

Playwrights, theatre companies and tertiary Theatre or Drama programmes in other UNESCO Cities of Literature will be sending scripts or productions, and organisers invite New Zealand playwrights to submit scripts, and to participate in, this exciting international event, Department of Music, Theatre and Performing Arts Head Stuart Young says.

“We invite scripts or productions from playwrights and other artists, whether they are in training or established in the industry. The Festival will allow contributors and participants to share their work with a wider international audience, to explore new artistic connections and to receive considered feedback on their work from both professional specialists and audiences,” he says.

Playwrights are invited to submit 20-minute plays, or 20-minute segments of longer plays, covering a wide range of themes for inclusion; selected works will be staged by Otago Theatre Studies students during the Festival.

Read more on the Dunedin City of Literature website.