Friday, July 29, 2016

Writers on Mondays

The Playmakers: Nina Nawalowalo & Victor Rodger
Two of the country’s most exciting and accomplished theatre makers join Ken Duncum to discuss their careers to date and forthcoming work. Nina Nawalowalo is a Wellington theatre director with a reputation for making memorable pieces of theatre that reflect her Fijian whakapapa and European theatre training. Her work Marama premiered in the Auckland Arts Festival this year, where it was described by reviewer Raewyn Whyte as ‘memorably climactic’ and ‘heartstopping’. Victor Rodger produces plays that explore and challenge racial and cultural stereotypes, and are grounded by vivid characterisation and complex relationships. As Metro reviewer Simon Wilson wrote, ‘he knows how to write funny, and he knows how to write on the edge’. Rodger’s Black Faggot has toured nationally and internationally, and won awards in both Auckland and Melbourne.
DATE:   Monday 8 August
TIME:    12.15-1.15pm
VENUE:  Te Papa Marae, Level 4, Te Papa

Writers on Mondays is presented with the Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa, National Poetry Day and Circa Theatre.
These sessions are open to the public and free of charge.

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