Ken Duncum

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Ken Duncum is a leading New Zealand playwright and screenwriter. His scripts have won awards in theatre and television. His plays Cherish and Trick of the Light won best new New Zealand play at the Chapman Tripp Theatre Awards in 2003 and 2004. His script for television drama series Cover Story won Best Script for Drama at the New Zealand Film and Television Awards and Best Writer - Comedy for Willy Nilly in 2002.[1] Duncum's plays have toured New Zealand as well as internationally. He was awarded New Zealand's most prestigious literary award, the New Zealand Post Katherine Mansfield Prize for 2010.[2] The prize is NZ$100,000 for a writing residency in France.

Duncum was born in Napier and studied film, theatre and television at Victoria University of Wellington.[3]

Plays[edit]

  • Blue Sky Boys
  • Cherish (published 2004 by Victoria University Press)
  • Flipside
  • Flybaby
  • Horseplay
  • Jism
  • Panic!
  • Picture Perfect
  • Polythene Pam
  • The Temptations of St Max
  • Trick of the Light
  • Waterloo Sunset

Television series[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ [1] Profile, Playmarket New Zealand Playwrights' Agency. Retrieved 9 November 2009
  2. ^ [2] French Embassy New Zealand. Retrieved 9 November 2009
  3. ^ [3] Profile, New Zealand Book Council. Retrieved 9 November 2009

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