Scotland/New Zealand Playwright Exchange
In 2016, we were part of a hugely successful playwright exchange between New Zealand and Scotland. New Zealand playwright Arthur Meek spent three months with us as Writer-in-Residence and the resulting play, Erewhon Revisited, was subsequently produced at the Christchurch Arts Festival in partnership with Magnetic North. The exchange came out of a wider strategy cultivated by the partners over a number of years to encourage the exchange of creative ideas, voices and forms between two distinctive yet synergistic communities of international artists.
In the longer term, the aim is to build sustainable links for collaboration between playwrights and producers; the commissioning and production of new plays; touring productions, transfers and co-productions.
In 2018, the second phase of the exchange will take place when Morna Young will spend three months as Writer-in-Residence in New Zealand, co-hosted by BATS Theatre and Toi Põneke Arts Centre in Wellington. The residency is managed in a partnership between Magnetic North, Playwrights' Studio Scotland and Playmarket New Zealand and funded by Creative Scotland and Creative New Zealand. As part of the exchange, we will be running a Rough Mix residency in Auckland in May/June 2018.
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