Olga E Harding Playwriting Award

OLGA E. HARDING NEW NZ PLAYWRITING AWARD 

FOR NEW SCRIPTS

 

RULES and CONDITIONS of ENTRY

To enter, please complete the Entry Form and post to the TheatreFest National Administrator, together with your entry fee.   The online entry form will be available shortly.

Please forward one copy of your script, with a nom-de-plume, to the TheatreFest National Administrator.  (The TheatreFest National Administrator will forward a copy of your script to your Local TheatreFest Organiser.)

 

SCRIPTS RECEIVED AFTER THE CLOSE OFF DATE WILL BE RETURNED.

The play must have been performed in a Local Theatre New Zealand TheatreFest and have not been performed more than three months prior to
this year’s Local TheatreFest.

A nom-de-plume is to be used by all playwrights.
Your own name must not appear on the script.

Scripts should be bound and presented in the layout recommended by Playmarket. Please see example below.

A stamped addressed envelope is to be supplied if scripts are to be returned after they have been adjudicated.

No correspondence can be entered into.


Suggested Playmarket Script Layout:

BRIAN:

(Correcting her) I’ll be upstairs asleep not snoozing in the kitchen. I’m sure I won’t be able to sleep because my mind is full of thoughts. I’ll have to close the curtains.

SUZANNE:

What?

BRIAN:

Now don’t you worry I won’t be scaring you any more.

 

(He leaves and SUZANNE prepares herself for the inevitable ruckus)

SUZANNE:

(calling from off) You take care not to frighten the cat. 

BRIAN:

No, don’t you worry. 

 

Adam NZ Play Award

Theatre New Zealand encourages playwrights entering the Olga E. Harding New NZ Playwriting Award to also enter the Adam NZ Play Award.

This Award is administered by Playmarket and is open to any New Zealand citizen or permanent resident.

For more information, please refer to our General Information and Conditions of Entry or go to the Playmarket webpage www.playmarket.org.nz/news/adam-nz-play-award.