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Telltale: Theatre Events Next Week

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Playmarket's 2002 National Playwrights Forum Workshop Series


October 14-20, Studio 77, Victoria University of Wellington (16 Fairlee Terrace) and Playmarket (16 Cambridge Terrace)

Monday October 14 6pm. Playmarket's Bruce Mason Playwriting Award annoucement. (An embargoed media release will be issued on Monday). This award since 1983 has annually recognised the work of an outstanding emerging playwright. This is one of very few (and the longest standing) award relating to our theatre, and plays a vital part in the careers of our playwrights. Previous winners have included David Geary, Hone Kouka, Duncan Sarkies and Briar Grace Smith.

Wednesday October 16 7pm Playwriting for Radio Radio New Zealand's Eva Radisch and writer Jo Randerson discuss the pitfalls, practicalities and state of play currently for writing radio drama. At Playmarket, Level 2, 16 Cambridge Terrace, $10 inclu. refreshments, Bkings Ph. 04 382 8462.

Thursday October 17 7pm Writing Across Disciplines: A Conversation with Witi Ihimaera and Hone Kouka. Playmarket, Level 2, 16 Cambridge Terrace. $10 inclu. refreshments. Bkings 04 382 8462.

PUBLIC READINGS AND PRESENTATIONS: Studio 77, 77 Fairlie Terrace, Victoria University All sessions $5. Doorsales only.

Friday, October 18 7pm Very Lucky People by Peter Cox Kael has twice been awarded the same scholarship. Lenny owns a computer consultation business called The Computer Consultation Business Ltd. Stanley is pregnant. These are very lucky people. A new drama from a strong emerging playwright. Director: Andrew Foster. Actors: Adam Gardiner, Jason Whyte, Loren Horsley, Gentiane Lupi, Brett McKenzie, Aiden Greenlich and Mick Rose.

Saturday, October 19 10am Prophets from the Margins by Paul Maunder A group of New Zealand's now elderly but still gutsy political activists gather round a rest home bed. Director: Lisa Warrington. Dramaturg: David O¹Donnell. Actors: Kate Harcourt, Ken Blackburn, Michelle Amas, Tina Cook, Martyn Sanderson, Mario Gaoa and Jamie McGregor

Saturday, October 19 1pm Couch by Stayci Taylor A hilarious, ballsy absurdist take on contemporary Big Brother-style reality television, surveillance, karaoke and consumer culture. "There's a camera?! Who's watching?" Director: Mel Johnston. Dramaturg: Jean Betts Actors: Miranda Manasiadis, Loren Horsley, Hera Dunleavy and Luane Gordon

Saturday, October 19 3pm Awhi Tapu by Albert Belz. A new drama with an electric grasp of the dark and light knife-edge existence of life in a dying central North Island forestry town. "No more blades, no more trees, no more bark. Just fire." Director: Rachel House. Dramaturg: Hone Kouka Actors: John Katipa, Karlos Drinkwater, Fiona Collins and Raj Varma

Sunday, October 20 10am The Cray's Return by Geoff Allen Bubba is unofficial King of the Bay. Each year he donates 25 crayfish for the Fisherman's Ball. This year however the crays have not returned from the islands where they breed. Director: Kathy McRae Actors: Eddie Campbell, Lara Matheson, Jonathon Hendry, Kelson Henderson and Emily Regtien

Sunday, October 20 1.30pm Book of Fame by Carl Nixon "We scored 830 points and conceded 39." From the author of Crumpy comes a dramatic and physically dynamic adaptation of Lloyd Jones' celebrated novel about the 1905 All Black tour of the United Kingdom. Director: Gary Henderson.Actors: Sean Allen, Jed Brophy, Johnny Wraight and Eryn Wilson

… Playmarket is New Zealand's playwright's agency and script development service. … Telltale has been supported by Creative New Zealand and Victoria University. … For further information contact Playmarket Ph. 04 382 8462 or info@playmarket.org.nz … For more information on Playmarket visit our website www.playmarket.org.nz

ENDS.

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