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Rex McGregor

Birth Place: New Zealand

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Rex McGregor is a New Zealand playwright. His short comedies have been produced on four continents from New York and London to Sydney and Chennai.

He is the author of Girls on the Brink: Seven female-forward plays for young adults (YouthPLAYS, 2016), Grow Up, Girls (YouthPLAYS, 2015), Brink Time (YouthPLAYS, 2015), Margaret Thatcher Changes the World (Lazy Bee Scripts, 2015), Laugh with Jesus: the Funniest Comedian of All Time (CreateSpace / Pressed Leaf Press, 2012) and Cuisine for Angels: tantalizing recipes to entice the bringers of happiness into your life (CreateSpace / Pressed Leaf Press, 2012).

He has a Master of Arts (Hons) in Languages and Literature from the University of Auckland and is currently a senior collections librarian at Auckland Libraries.

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Players Theatre Short Play Festival BOO! Concludes; Week 3 Winner Announced

Players Theatre Short Play Festival Boo! concluded with the announcement of the Week 3 winner. The festival featured five new original short plays, with 'Escape from Margaritaville' taking the audience favorite. The festival also showcased 'The Kindness of Strangers,' 'Stupid Smart House,' 'The Red Men,' and 'Monstrous Villainy.'
Players Theatre Short Play Festival - BOO! Reveals Week 2 Winner

Get the latest updates from Players Theatre Short Play Festival - Boo! as they announce the winners from Week 2 and share what's in store for Week 3. Don't miss the hilarious play 'Ghost Job' and other spooky performances at this annual event.
The Players Theatre to Present 12th Annual Short Play Festival - BOO!

Discover the thrilling lineup of original short plays chosen for the 12th Annual Players Theatre Short Play Festival - BOO! Join us as we embrace the macabre and get into the Halloween spirit. Don't miss out on this scare fest!
How Open-Door Playhouse Is Giving a Voice to New Writers

Bernadette Armstrong is on a mission. Recognizing the impact the pandemic was having on small theater, the playwright put her creative and problem-solving efforts into finding a way to get her play out into the public.
Players Theatre Short Play Festival NYC Announces Week One Winner

The untamable energy of NYC was in full swing last weekend during week one of The Players Theatre Short Play and Musical Festival NYC 2023. Produced by Be Bold! Production for the past 2 years, the festival runs for three weeks, offering a new selection of 15-minute original plays each week that celebrate the indelible spirit that is New York City.
Rogue Theater Festival is Making a Wave

Rogue Theater Festival is back making waves for emerging playwrights in its fifth annual theater festival. Its hybrid theater festival was born out of necessity in 2020, but now it’s here to stay.
Selections Revealed For 5th Annual Rogue Theater Festival In Association With Abingdon Theatre Company

Abingdon Theatre Company has announced their partnership with Rogue Theater Festival in their fifth year of bringing new work to the stage. 
Players Theatre Reveals 12th Annual NYC Short Play Festival Participants

In just a few short weeks, the Players Theatre Short Play and Musical Festival -NYC -is back and ready for action in the city that never sleeps.
STAGE IT! 10-Minute Play Festival Runs Two Weekends At Center For Performing Arts Bonita Springs

The Seventh Annual Stage It! Ten-Minute Play Festival will be held May 11-21, at the Performing Arts Center, Moe Auditorium & Film Center, 10150 Bonita Beach Road. All tickets are $35.
Deadline Approaches For Stage It! 7 International 10-Minute Play Festival

The STAGE IT! 7: Ten-Minute Play Festival submission window is open until January 19, 2023, 11:59pm. The call is still open to the international playwriting community to submit up to four (4) short plays for consideration in the Festival and the publication of the seventh volume in the series.

Ushering in 2023, the love-themed festival marks the beginning of the 12th year of the tri-annual festival. Fifteen playwrights from New Zealand to New York will be premiering their original short plays, chosen by the SPF TEAM from a record-breaking number of submissions. Each week, five of the short plays will appear onstage, and a 'Best of the Week' production will be selected by audience vote.
2023 Stage It! 10-Minute Play Festival Now Open For Submissions

The STAGE IT! 7: Ten-Minute Play Festival is launching its open call for submissions on September 1, 2022, at Center for Performing Arts Bonita Springs. The seventh installment of this popular event begins with a call to the international playwriting community to submit up to four (4) short plays for consideration.
International Short Plays Will Premiere at the Center For Performing Arts Bonita Springs

The Centers for the Arts Bonita Springs highlights the next welcome edition of the Staged Readings series at 7:30pm on Friday, July 8, at the Center for Performing Arts, Moe Auditorium & Film Center.
Breath Of Fire Latina Theater Ensemble Will Celebrate the Release of 'The Covid Monologues' Book

'The COVID Monologues,' was a video project presented by Breath of Fire Latina Theater Ensemble, that honored people who died from COVID-19.
ANDTheatre Company Presents 15th Annual 'Go Solo!' Festival

ANDTheatre Company presents their 15th annual 'Go Solo! ' Festival, featuring eight new 10 minute solo pieces in progress. All performances will be at the Chain Theatre (312 W36th St.) March 18th at 7pm, March 19th at 2pm and 7pm, and March 20th at 2pm.
The Player's Theatre to Host 11th Annual SHORT PLAY FESTIVAL

The Short Play Festival is back at The Players Theatre for its 11th year, and the theme has shifted. For the previous decade, Be Bold Production's February short play festival revolved around the theme 'SEX' and although they still welcome hot and sexy plays, 'changing the theme to 'LUV' felt more inclusive' says producer Brenda Bell.
'Hear Me Out' Monologue Competition Announces Its Finalists

Each of the finalists were given the prompt  'Borders' for their submission. Each entry is evaluated for its Character Development, Ear for Authentic Speech, Camouflage of Exposition, Thrilling Story, Dramatic Structure, and Clever Use of Festival Theme. 
Finalists Announced for The 2nd Annual HEAR ME OUT MONOLOGUE COMPETITION

With over 400 submissions from around the world, this year's Hear Me Out New American Monologue Competition's founder Roland Tec has announced this year's 13 finalists.
Kumu Kahua Theatre Announces Annual Playwriting Contest Winners

The judges have come to a consensus on the prizewinners for The 2021 Kumu Kahua/uhm Theatre Department Playwriting Contest.
Metropolitan Playhouse Announces Upcoming Productions

Obie Award winner Metropolitan Playhouse presents a live-streamed readings of two new plays, free of charge, with a talkback to follow: EAST SIDE STORIES UNMASKED, STICK AROUND, new plays by Nina Howes and Rex McGregor.

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