Fed up with stale, pale males?
Fed up with (stale, pale) males monopolising the Wellington arts scene? Frustrated by the lack of opportunity for femme voices in theatre? Bored of minorities being included in shows for diversity's sake, but rarely offered the chance to tell their own stories? Cringe no more.
From March 14-16, Wellington's favourite theatre venue BATS will be hosting Writes for Women— a short series of play readings from a number of renowned women playwrights in Aotearoa. Run by a number of award-winning female directors and performed by a cast of professional actors, the three-day series aims to exclusively promote the work of badass women making waves in the New Zealand arts.
Writes for Women has joined forces with the 2017 Women in Theatre Hui and Circa Theatre's WTF! Women's Theatre Festival! to present this event for the locals of Wellington. Don't miss some inevitably poignant performances, including Fix by Jess Sayer, Esther by Angie Farrow and Rēwena by Whiti Hereaka. See all performance details below.
Tuesday, 14 March - Esther by Angie Farrow
Directed by Kerryn Palmer
Performed by Carrie Green, Neenah Dekkers-Reihana, Perry Piercy, Hilary Penwarden and Gemma Revell
Wednesday, 15 March - Fix by Jess Sayer
Directed by Kathy McRae
Performed by Claire Waldron, Christopher Brougham, Harriet Prebble, Hilary Norris and Sol Maxwell
Thursday, 16 March - Rēwena by Whiti Hereaka
Directed by Tina Cook
Performed by Tanea Heke
Published on March 14, 2017 by Lauren Harrigan