Stage Journeys: 10 Short Plays from New Zealand
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. A male tourist arriving at a New Zealand airport.
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…