Twenty New Zealand Playwrights
|Author:||Michelanne Forster & Vivienne Plumb|
Engaging, astute and sometimes eccentric minds are revealed in these interviews with twenty of New Zealand's best-loved playwrights. This book offers compelling insights - Roger Hall's opinions on language and laughter, Hone Kouka's mission to shatter racial stereotypes, Renee's impact on sexuality and feminism in theatre - among lively discussion of the processes, pitfalls and triumphs of twenty playwrights.
Vivienne Plumb: Vivienne Plumb (BA, MA, Victoria University of Wellington; DCA, University of Wollongong, Australia) resides in Auckland where she writes fiction, poetry and drama; she has received awards in all three fields. Her mother was a New Zealander, born in Wellington, and her father an Australian, born in Goulburn. Michelanne Forster: Michelanne Forster (BA, University of Auckland; Dip. Teaching with distinction, Auckland Secondary Teachers College) began her writing career in children's television, then moved into writing plays, often based on historical incidents. Her work has been performed throughout New Zealand and internationally.
Preface; Introduction; Jacob Rajan and Justin Lewis; Hone Kouka; Fiona Samuel; Dave Armstrong: Roger Hall; Briar Grace-Smith; Victor Rodger; Greg McGee; Renee; Ken Duncum; Lynda Chanwai-Earle; Gary Henderson; Sarah Delahunty; Stuart Hoar; Lorae Parry; Angie Farrow; Carl Nixon; Toa Fraser; Jo Randerson; About the creators; Acknowledgements