New Shorts

2014 Shorts Season

Emma KinaneClouds by Emma Kinane

Winner of the New Shorts playwriting competition 2014

Emma trained at Toi Whakaari/NZ Drama School in the Late Jurassic Period and has worked as an actress (and more recently as a writer) for many years. Last year she earned an MA in Scriptwriting from the International Institute of Modern Letters at Victoria University.

Clouds by Emma Kinane

A touching play about the tragedy of senile dementia. On Cuba Street where they used to live, Brian's wife's memory returns to her. However as the developers move in, the triggers to her fading memories are being pulled down one by one.

From The Drama Hour on 30 Mar 2014


Cast: Dame Kate Harcourt, Peter Hambleton, Cohen Holloway, Amy Tarleton, Sadwyn Brophy, Maarire Brunning-Kouka, Mosese Ah Hi and Andrew Paterson.

Produced by Jason Te Kare

Evolution by Louise Harness

Gallery: The making of Evolution

Evolution by Louise Harness

While staying with her grandparents Cat learns that nature is all powerful. Accepting the cycle of life and death is one of life's challenges.

From The Drama Hour on 30 Mar 2014


Cast: Russell Smith, Thomasin McKenize and Madeline McNamara

Produced by Prue Langbein