'Pint-Sized Plays' is live short-format theatre performed in pubs or small venues featuring a small cast, and using minimal set, props and tech support.
The plays are submissions to an international playwriting competition, and the audience gets to vote for their preferred script, with the winner being announced on the final night.
Remarkable Theatre will be bringing 8-10 international finalist scripts to life over 3-4 nights in 2023.
Thu 4 May 2023: TBC
Fri 5 May 2023: TBC
Sat 6 May 2023: TBC
Sun 7 May 2023: TBC
Grab yourself some mates and a pint and enjoy the show! Doors open at 7.00pm, show starts at 7.30pm and includes two intermissions - one half way through and another after the last play while audience votes are counted.
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SHORT PLAYWRITING COMPETITION
Coming to a pub near you. How much drama can a pub handle?
Pint–Sized Plays is your opportunity to show just how imaginative and original you can be. If it can be performed in a pub, with 1– 3 actors using a minimum number of props, you could be the 'New Zealand Pint- Sized Play’ champion. If it is funny - If it is sad - If it is original – it could be a winner.
Each year in December / January, we seek original scripts that demonstrate that your local can be a fine place to soak up a bit of culture as well as beer. Plays that are capable of being performed in a pub, lasting up to 10 minutes. The most interesting, funny, surprising, dramatic or outrageous plays are being sought to entertain and delight Queenstown audiences.
When writing, you will need to bear in mind that your play will be performed in a pub, using the tables and chairs, props and space readily available in a bar, or easily carried on by the performers.
All entries will be judged on their originality and entertainment value by a panel and shortlisted to a maximum of ten. These ten plays will be performed in front of a live audience, who will then decide the supreme winner. The winner will receive the highly coveted and esteemed pint pot.
Begun in Tenby, Wales in 2008, Pint-sized plays has quickly become established as a premier international competition for short plays. Now Remarkable Theatre, Queenstown has launched Pint-Sized Plays NZ To encourage new writing and introduce a new audience to the entertainment of live theatre. This is our fourth year of Pint-Sized Plays, and each year we go from strength to strength. Performances have been in Wanaka, Arrowtown and Queenstown.
1. Scripts should require no more than 3 actors using a minimal number of props.
2. The author’s name must not appear in the script, as this is an anonymous competition.
3. Scripts should be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org
4. Plays should be between 5-10 minutes long.
5. No limit to number of plays per playwright.
For further information or to submit an entry email email@example.com
2023 Competition Entries Now Open - closes 30 November 2022.
Out of Time - Phena Byrne, Queenstown, NZ - 1st Place
Namaste - Lindsey Brown, Auckland, NZ - 2nd Place
Parent Teacher Interviews - Lindsey Brown, Auckland, NZ - 3rd Place
Unreasonable Situations - Lindsey Brown, Auckland, NZ - 1st Place
Mrs Jansen Isn’t Here Now - Steven Korbar, US - 2nd Place
Baptism by Fire - Tamsin Pinder, UK - Equal 3rd
From Scratch - Richard Layton, UK - Equal 3rd
Delayed due to Covid
Fabio the Great - Elspeth Tilley, Wellington NZ - 1st Place
The Group - Phena Byrne, Queenstown, NZ - 2nd Place
A Beer with Dad - Myles Lind, Auckland, NZ - 3rd Place
Not held for reasons unknown
Conceited Council Consents - Myles Lind, Queenstown, NZ - 1st Place
Waiting to Go - Elspeth Tilley - 2nd Place
Inquisition by Richard Harris - Equal 3rd
Haier by Melanie Grindell, NZ - Equal 3rd
Storm in a Champagne Flute - Trevor Suthers, UK - 1st Place
On Cue - Phena Byrne, Queenstown - 2nd Place
The Police Interview - Tim Hambleton, Dunedin, NZ- 3rd Place
The Epiphany - David MacGregor, Michigan - 1st Place
Speed your Love - Jo Blick, Wellington - 2nd Place
The Turnaround - David Vazdauskas, Maine, USA - 3rd Place
Fagbutt in the Fishbowl - Derek Webb, Wales - 1st Place
Towards the Perpetuation of the Human Species - David MacGregor, USA - 2nd Place
Doing it Birdy Style - Stuart Crafton, USA - Equal 3rd
The Flat Pack Toaster - Barbara Glass, Queenstown, NZ - Equal 3rd
Dinosaur - Mike Legge, Queenstown - 1st Place
HOWZAT - David Cantwell, Queenstown - 2nd Place
The Visionaries - Barbara Glass, Queenstown - 3rd Place