Ōtepoti Theatre Lab – Playwright Programme

The Ōtepoti Playwrights Programme pairs three new/emerging local playwrights (18 years +) with a dramaturg to support them in the development of a playscript. We match playwrights with the best possible dramaturg available for them.

The programme is a combination of individualised support and collaborative lab sessions. Along with working with their dramaturg, playwrights will meet as a group for two sessions (Orientation and Table Read). Their third draft receives a short workshop/rehearsal with a professional director and actors, followed by a public reading.

Each cycle, one playwright will be selected for further development and possible production with Prospect Park Productions.

Applications for 2019 are now closed, but we are happy to be contacted at any stage with queries, or to accept expressions of interest for our 2020 cycle. Please contact our producer, H-J Kilkelly via h-j@prospectparknz.com

Rehearsed public readings for our 2019 cycle will take place on 2nd and 3rd of September 2019 at the New Athenaeum Theatre.