Join award-winning playwright Victor Rodger as he hosts a conversation with young playwrights who are challenging, surprising, and reflecting our diverse communities. These writers are creating high-octane, high calibre plays that explore themes of belonging, power, race and sexuality.
Joni Nelson’s disobedient black comedy 8 Reasonable Demands was showcased in Auckland Theatre Company’s HERE & NOW festival and challenges us to think about power and activism within queer communities. Joshua Iosefo sprung into the spotlight when his graduation speech in 2012 went viral, he has since emerged as a new voice in the theatre – his play Odd Daphne, which challenges traditional Pacific attitudes towards mental wellness. Nathan Joe is well-known across the theatre community winning multiple awards including the Playmarket b425 award two years in a row. With six plays under his belt he is someone to keep an eye on!
Presented as part of Samesame but different, February 12 – 15, 2020