Choose What You Pay12 - 14 JUN, 6.00PM

Brooks Playreadings

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Three readings of new works by Sam Brooks, including the 2024 Adam NZ Play Award winner.

June 12: This is My Story of Us. A queer love story, with a twist. When Kane and Hero meet one fateful afternoon on a mountaintop, neither of them can predict where life will take them. Winner of the 2024 Adam NZ Play Award

June 13: The Boy Trip. Boy meets rich boy. Rich boy falls in love with boy. Another boy comes along to shake things up. In this play, inspired by Preston Sturges’ The Lady Eve, scams, love and petty revenge are inextricably tied together – because after all, isn’t love the biggest scam of all? Shortlisted for the 2024 Adam NZ Play Award

June 14: Boy Meets Man. A journalist returns to his rural home town to cover the anniversary of a scandal that changed the lives of everybody involved. However, his objectivity starts to fail him as his own history – and complicity – emerges.

Sam Brooks is an award-winning playwright and journalist, who while still in his twenties, wrote over twenty plays. He has been shortlisted for the Adam NZ Play Award 15 times, winning the award outright in 2024 for This is My Story of Us, while four of his other plays have been highly commended. He has made a significant contribution to representing queer male voices on New Zealand stages. He was awarded the Bruce Mason Playwrighting Award in 2016. Most recently, his plays Lads on the Island and The Perfect Image were performed at Circa Theatre and as part of Auckland Pride respectively.