The Auckland Playwrights Collective is a group of Auckland playwrights that met during Playmarket’s playwright studio. For over 7 years the collective have been helping new and emerging writers develop their plays, by providing a workshop and a rehearsed reading in front of an audience. After the reading, the audience is invited to discuss the play with the creative team, ask questions and say what they liked and didn’t like about the script. The feedback is to help the playwright with their next draft before going into production.
The Auckland Performing Arts Centre, 100 Motions Rd, Western Springs
Sunday, June 8, 2014, 7.00pm
by Colin Beardon
Why are we supposed to feel happy when the price of houses goes up? Carol and Mark are a successful Auckland couple who decide to buy a bach on Waiheke Island to relax at weekends. When the Chinese student who looks after the garden meets a homeless ex-soldier something is bound to happen. When it does, there is a social worker on hand to ensure it is properly recorded. So much for relaxation.
Directed by Tony Forster