Sean McMahon

Sean McMahon is a Wellington archivist who currently works as the Assistant Curator, Manuscripts, in the Alexander Turnbull Library. He has been interested in theatre since the 1980s when he studied drama and film at Victoria University, and was involved as an actor in the Wellington theatres Stagecraft and Wellington Repertory Theatre. Now Sean is focused on playwriting and he is excited by what he sees as the resurgence of theatre in New Zealand at all levels.


Beggars Can’t Be Choosers

(formerly known as Sidewalk Specials)

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

3rd Place: PANZ Short Play Competition, 2017