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Playwrights b4 25 Competition

Job details

1 Apr 2021
Work type
Call for entries
Work classification
Literature & Publishing, Performing Arts


Change the world! - Write a Play.

Playmarket is again searching for the best plays from young New Zealand writers. If you're under 25 and you have a new play, we'd love to read it.

We’re looking for writers under 25 who take risks and throw care to the wind, as well as those who write strong, conventional plays. Write about anything you like that matters to you in any way you like, for any kind of audience you like. There are absolutely no restrictions in style or content. Whether it's a full-length monologue or an epic for a cast of thousands, a comedy or a gritty urban tragedy, we're interested in what you have to say. 

Playwrights b4 25 has a proven track record of nurturing young writers to successful seasons of their work both in New Zealand and internationally – you could be next.

How to apply

Head to our website here for more details and a submission form.

Written by


4 Feb 2021

Interests New Zealand Playwrights’ Agent. Advisor. Bookshop.