Playmarket presents the Adam play award annually for the best new New Zealand play. Formerly the Playmarket New Play Award, has been offered since 2008 and is the only one of its kind for new writing and encourages writers to banish all self censoring, all worries about what theatres want, what is affordable and what they think audiences want to see.
We are so excited that Orientation, co-founder Chye-Ling Huang's newest play, was shortlisted for the award for 2018.
A bombastic hot mess exploring race and sex and the sexual stereotypes as an Asian person living in New Zealand, Orientation will premiere in September 2018 at Q Loft after winning the Asian Ink workshop in 2017. Keep your eyes peeled for more info on this exciting new show and check out the winners below:
2018 - Shane Bosher for Everything After
Best Play by a Māori Playwright: Albert Belz for Cradle Song and Jason Te Mete for Little Black Bitch
Best Play by a Pasifika Playwright: Suli Moa for Tales of A Princess
Best Play by a Woman Playwright: Angie Farrow for Before the Birds
Also on the shortlist were: Claire Ahuriri-Dunning, Dracula; Aroha Awarau, Provocation; Sam Brooks, Turn Off the Lights and Twenty Eight Millimetres; James Cain, Movers; Emily Duncan, In Our Shoes; Chye-Ling Huang, Orientation; Justin Lewis and Jacob Rajan, Welcome to the Murder House; Vela Manusaute, Tropical Lovebirds; Arthur Meek, Land of the Moa; Joe Musaphia, Chutzpah; Dean Parker, Tutankhamun; Bruce Clyde Thomson, Stuck Pigs; James van Dyk, The Lazarus Lottery and Roy Ward, The Bright Side of my Condition.
The winners were announced at a function at Circa Theatre on 7 April 2018.