A year of risk taking, creation and rising to the challenge

PINAY by Marianne Infante, the first FOTP commission in 2018

PINAY by Marianne Infante, the first FOTP commission in 2018

Proudly Asian Theatre is calling new, emerging and established Asian writers to submit your play ideas for our Fresh off the Page series in 2019!

Fresh off the Page launched in 2016 as an event to showcase Asian scripts, actors and directors in Aotearoa. For free and monthly at The Basement theatre, we pair emerging talent with experienced practitioners to connect, challenge and network, and put on a great night to celebrate  Asian work.

In 2019 we are dedicating the year to writers. Our ambitious programme will consist of 9 new theatre works - written by you!

Whether you have never written a script before, have a half finished idea or a dusty draft from years ago, we want to hear from you.

Chosen writers will be given a deadline to complete their play by (negotiated with writers), receive ongoing mentorship to complete the draft, and will have their script read aloud at public event Fresh off the Page with a team of actors and professional directors. Following the event, each writer will also receive a script assessment session with a dramaturg from Playmarket. 

Submit your idea, in whatever shape it’s in! Please include a short synopsis, a paragraph about why you want to make this work, your preferred month and your contact details.

Deadline for submissions: 

Due to a mis-print, our facebook release indicates deadlines were due on December 1st. We are happy to receive submissions for those who were misled on December 8th. Cheers!

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