25 November

Experience the best...

Each year Playmarket invites playwrights, whanau and industry practitioners to celebrate the announcement of the Bruce Mason Award; the launch of the Playmarket publications for the year; and to celebrate the year’s activity and achievements. 

Drinks, nibbles and readings are proffered for your amusement and entertainment....

The 2018 Accolades will be held on:

  • Sunday 25 November

Prices: Entry by invitation only. If you are interested in attending, please contact Murray Lynch at Playmarket. Seating is general admission. See Ticketing T&Cs for the Hannah's policies on phones, photos and large items

Performance length: approx. 1 hour and 30 mins (no interval). Latecomers will be seated when appropriate.

Finding the Hannah - Accessibility at the Hannah - Hannah's policies on phones, photos and large items


Are New Zealand Playwrights’ Agent / Advisors / Bookshop. Our vision: Empowering and representing New Zealand playwrights. Our purpose is developing New Zealand's best playwrights and their plays through:
a) Promoting our playwrights' work nationally and internationally.
b) Upholding playwrights' standards and rights.
c) Providing access to New Zealand scripts.
d) Identification and development of playwrights of excellence. 

AGENT - The rights and interests of playwrights represented. The Playmarket Agency issues and manages performance licences, manages royalty payments, circulates plays to producers and theatres in NZ and internationally, advises on and negotiates agreements, and maintains an archive of playwrights’ work and materials related to it.

ADVISOR - Practical support and advice to those in the business of writing plays. Making use of a raft of resources, industry knowledge, partnerships and networks our script advisors work to support all New Zealand playwrights.

BOOKSHOP - NZ plays available to everyone, everywhere. A comprehensive store of New Zealand plays (published and unpublished).

History: Playmarket was founded by Robert Lord, Nonnita Rees, Judy Russell and Ian Fraser in 1973 to encourage the professional production of New Zealand plays and was registered in 1975 as a non-profit making incorporated society. The organisation began life in a tiny nook in the former toilet block opposite Downstage Theatre, Wellington, known as the Taj Mahal and occupied by Downstage administration. In its first eighteen months Playmarket licensed a total of 15 productions, the first being Balance of Payments by Robert Lord. By comparison, we currently license almost 400 productions of New Zealand plays each year in New Zealand and internationally.

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