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Rock Surfers New Writing Commission

Rock Surfers Theatre Company and Cordell Jigsaw Zapruder (CJZ) are proud to announce the inaugural CJZ/Rock Surfers New Writing Commission.

In its first year the commission, worth $12,500, will be open to any writer nationally that has had a work produced or published since the Rock Surfers were founded in 1997.

Rock Surfers Artistic Director Leland Kean is thrilled with the new partnership. “The commission brings together Australia’s largest independent producer of television with Australia’s largest producer of independen theatre.” Kean says of the venture, “It’s incredible and such an honour to partner with CJZ on a new writing commission.”

“In true Rock Surfers style, in its first year we are throwing the doors open to any writer that has had a play produced or a work published in Australia since the company’s inception in 1997. The Rock Surfers have a long history of developing and producing unsolicited work. This commission continues that legacy and will add another chapter in what is one of the largest Australian canons in the country’s theatrical history,” commented the Artistic Director.

The commissioned playwright and play will be announced as part of the Rock Surfers 2014 season at the Bondi Pavilion Theatre and directed by Artistic Director Leland Kean.



Applications and details are available through the Rock Surfers website for all media enquires please contact Kar Chalmers at

Submissions due 5pm Monday 2nd December 2013.


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