Congratulations to the winners of the Playwrights Association of New Zealand’s 2015 10-Minute Play Competition:
1st prize: A Sentimental Journey by Paula Crimmens, Mt Albert, Auckland
Judge’s Comment: This stayed with me for some time. I kept thinking back to it for some reason. I think the characters are wonderfully drawn, it’s a very efficient piece but contains such a big, moving story. It will be great for actors to play.
2nd prize: The Reunion by Tim Hambleton, Dunedin
Judge’s Comment: I really like the build of this piece. It is also perfectly suited to the short play format. There is some great comedy to be had and it’s wonderful that it’s a scenario that a lot of us can imagine/identify with.