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Sunday 11 October 2015

Legacy Project: Submissions open for year three

Posted in: Performance
By Jacqui Stanford - 26th August 2015

The creators of the successful Legacy Project are looking for a fresh bunch of voices for the third year of the theatre initiative, which brings lgbt New Zealand stories to the stage.

The 2015 Legacy Project team

They are looking for queer writers with a passion for theatre who are not sure how to get their work onto stage.

Directors looking for a new exciting script to work on are also being sought.

Legacy Project was created as a platform for emerging writers to create short theatrical works that express unique Kiwi voices.

It’s had rave runs at Auckland Festival Pride 2014, and as part of both Auckland Pride and Auckland Fringe in 2015.

“We are looking for emerging or established writers to submit their scripts to be a part of our third year of development,” says Artistic Director Bruce Brown.

“From submissions, six shortlisted scripts will be work-shopped during a development weekend in November before being performed on stage as part of a week-long performance showcase during Auckland Pride Festival 2016.

“We are also looking for talented directors to assist us with the development these new works need before ultimately casting and staging these exciting new stories.”

Participation is open to all, regardless of gender or sexuality. Anyone who wishes to write, direct or audition for roles in the project is encouraged to get involved.


Writer and director submissions are open until Friday 30 October.

“We want to share these stories because the more we share, the more we can learn about ourselves, each other and our place within the wider community,” Brown says.

“The wealth of diverse perspectives and experiences being shared with us from script submissions makes it a hard task to select our shortlisted writers each year,” he adds.

“But it’s always the writers that attempt to tell a deeply personal story – the stories that wear their heart on their sleeve – that we are drawn to. We’ll always pick the script that needs development over a more polished one that lacks heart. That’s what the Legacy Project is about.”

For detailed submission criteria and more information about the project, go to

Jacqui Stanford - 26th August 2015

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