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Client: Jean Betts
Dates: August 2016 onwards
My professional status: independent web designer/developer
The Play Press is a small independent New Zealand publisher of plays, and specialises in publishing and promoting new New Zealand plays in New Zealand and overseas; to preserve a range of quality scripts and to make texts more accessible for rehearsal and study; and to help generate productions.
The Play Press grew out of *The Women's Play Press collective, launched in 1994 by Lorae Parry, Viv Plumb, Fiona Samuel, Cathy Downes and Jean Betts. WPP was formed initially to publish their plays performed in 1993 in a festival celebrating the centenary of women's suffrage in NZ. Since then, several of these plays have had excellent sales, productions nationally and overseas, and inclusion in school and university curricula. However in 2001, at a time when no one else was publishing any plays, and feeling that there were still too many good scripts (by both men and women) languishing unpublished that needed to be made available, Jean Betts established The Play Press as well.
The Play Press website was built in Joomla! a few years ago and managed by a developer who was no longer able to continue as webmaster due to other commitments. I was asked to take over as webmaster, and to look after the site - updating website content, tweaking the website styling and doing CMS version updates as required. Find out more about the The Play Press project