PANZ Play Competition 2017 – Results

PANZ Long Play Competition 2017 – Results

Winner: DTU by Robert Gilbert, Tauranga

  • About the Drug Treatment Unit at Christchurch Prison

Runner-up:  Family Trust by Richard Prevett, Matamata

Commended:  Death of a Dream by Richard De Luca, Auckland and Under by Cassandra Tse, Wellington


PANZ Short Play Competition 2017 – Results

First Place: The Gift Shop by Shona M. Wilson, New Plymouth

A light-hearted view of a woman’s journey through grief and acceptance, following the death of her beloved spouse.

2nd Place: Stuck by Andi Podesta, Tutukaka

Middle-aged Nicky finds herself stuck in a rut. Through a comic set of circumstances she discovers that true friendship is the only way free.

3rd Place: Sidewalk Specials by Sean J.D. McMahon, Wellington

A commentary looking at some of the social and local political aspects of street beggars on the streets of Wellington City.

The other four Finalists are:

Crosswords by Tim Hambleton, Dunedin

A married couple have an argument while they complete a crossword puzzle.

Once More with Feeling by Dolly Varden-Chambers, Matamata

A moving retrospective glimpse of love past and present, through the lives of a theatrical couple as they face their final goodbyes.

About Felicia by Bronwyn Elsmore, Auckland

A vet encounters a client with a different spin on animal health.

Trash Talk by Gregory Dally, Clyde

After his employees dump on him, Rastus O’Munter cleans up.