Stage Journeys: 10 short plays from New Zealand (Paperback)

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Stage Journeys: 10 short plays from New Zealand (Paperback)

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STAGE JOURNEYS is a collection of 10 award-winning New Zealand plays, each 10 minutes long with no more than 3 onstage characters. This collaboration, written by 9 talented New Zealand playwrights, offers a tantalising selection of genres and styles, suitable for all audiences. Each writer promises to take you on a rollercoaster ride of theatrical delight-from comedy through to drama and beyond. With slick plots and dialogue which jumps from the page, these plays are begging to be performed. A SENTIMENTAL JOURNEY by Paula Crimmens. A love affair ends against the backdrop of the Second World War. THE REUNION by Tim Hambleton. Two men in their mid-30s meet at a school reunion. Each tries to outdo the other as they talk about how successful they have been. BORDER CONTROL by Richard Prevett. An innocent tourist falls victim to an over-zealous airport official. FORGET ME NOT by Kerrie Anne Spicer. An elderly couple discover the true meaning of 'for better or for worse'. SURFING IN MUNICH by Rex McGregor. As Paddy says when he meets Sarah at an airport baggage claim carousel, "Tings can happen in the most unlikeliest o' places". HIDING BEHIND THE TEACUP by Richard Bull. Betty loves her tea. She loves her husband too. Her life seems to revolve around tea. But all is not as it seems... THE DENTIST'S BILL by June Allen. It's a very expensive business going to the dentist. BAGGAGE by Kerrie Anne Spicer. Flying is stressful enough, but for these two strangers, even getting on the plane is a major problem-a rather weighty one INTERVIEW by Richard C Harris. When Jake goes for a job interview, he receives some enlightening advice from another candidate. TOKEN OF FRIENDSHIP by Nataliya Oryshchuk. Carol attempts to befriend an Eastern European immigrant Miroslava as part of the new Staff Wellbeing Unit initiative. There is a chocolate fish at stake...
Paula Crimmens is a writer, producer and director. She is based in Auckland where she works extensively with a disability arts theatre company called Interacting. www.interacting.org.nz. Tim Hambleton is a lawyer and police prosecutor from Dunedin. He has written five full length comedies which have been performed by repertory societies across New Zealand. He is represented by Playmarket. Richard Prevett is a Matamata accountant who wasted his youth competing in sports events before wandering into amateur theatre and eventually plunging into writing plays, both comedy and drama. All of his plays have been performed in Hamilton or Matamata. Kerrie Anne Spicer is an Auckland writer who dreams of giving up her day job and writing full time. Her 10-minute plays have been performed in Auckland, Whangarei, Palmerston North, Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane. She is currently attempting novel writing. Rex McGregor is an Auckland writer specialising in comedy theatre and satirical humour. His short plays have been produced on four continents-from New York to London, Sydney and Kuala Lumpur. Website: rexmcgregor.com. Richard Bull is a comedy writer and performer from Waiheke Island writing for stage and radio. He also regularly performs improv comedy and some stand-up. June Allen came to writing after years as a stage actor in NZ, Sydney and Norfolk Island. Her recent plays incorporate slices of NZ history. Check out Kilkenny Rose & Moonshine. June lives in Auckland, New Zealand and is a Life Member of NZ Playwrights Association. Richard C Harris is a Whangarei-based playwright who is published in both UK and New Zealand. His full length and short plays have been performed in New Zealand, Australia and UK. Nataliya Oryshchuk is a native of Kiev (Ukraine). With a PhD in Soviet ideology, she is a Christchurch-based academic and theatre-maker. In 2012 she founded NO Productions Theatre Collective, producing original theatre works in post-earthquake Christchurch.
Product Details ISBN: 9781517375553
ISBN-10: 151737555X
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Publication Date: April 4th, 2016
Pages: 80
Language: English