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New Shorts

Short plays by emerging writers and writers new to audio drama.

The great thing about these dramatic shorts is that you never know what’s going to be in them. It’s open season on ideas and a real chance for writer’s new to audio as a performance medium to stretch their dramatic legs in, well, a sprint. Take your marks...

New Shorts is the collection of winning plays from the annual New Shorts writing competition run by RNZ Drama. There can be up to six winners per year.

A number of New Shorts winners have gone on to write major dramas or series for RNZ.