New, unproduced plays by New Zealand writers with the potential
to stand beside the world's best in an Auckland Theatre Company
mainbill season. Auckland Theatre Company is committed to staging a
broad range of classic dramas and comedies as well as challenging
and entertaining new plays from New Zealand and around the world.
New Zealand content commonly makes up 40 - 60 percent of our
programming. Please note that we do not generally produce plays for
Yes. ATC Literary is happy to consider plays which may later be
produced elsewhere. The development work that we do is often of
value to other theatre companies that may not have the resources to
Scripts should ideally be submitted as hard copies by mail to
ATC Literary, Auckland Theatre Company, PO Box 96002, Balmoral,
Auckland 1342. We may occasionally accept scripts by email but
please check before sending.
Currently all scripts are read by Auckland Theatre Company's
Literary Manager. Scripts of interest may be passed on to Colin
McColl, the Artistic Director or other Company members. Other
theatre professionals (directors, dramaturges etc) are occasionally
employed to read and advise on scripts.
Generally, no. ATC Literary does not have the resources to offer
a full script advisory service. We recommend the service provided
by Playmarket. For more information, visit the Playmarket website.
Eight scripts are chosen each year to receive intensive two day
workshops and public readings. These are held monthly from March
to September. The best available actors and directors are
hired to work with the writers in shaping and rehearsing the plays
prior to their presentation to a non-paying audience of Auckland
Theatre Company supporters and interested public. The readings are
followed by a short feedback session. Writers are paid for their
involvement in the workshop process.
Contact Jo Smith, Dramturg
Auckland Theatre Company
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