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Silo Theatre Has Unveiled a Diverse Four-Show Program for 2020

The season brings Pacific poetry to life, solo shows about depression and a new work about bread.
By Priscilla Southcombe
December 09, 2019
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Silo Theatre Has Unveiled a Diverse Four-Show Program for 2020

The season brings Pacific poetry to life, solo shows about depression and a new work about bread.
By Priscilla Southcombe
December 09, 2019
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Theatre buff or not, there's something for everyone to enjoy in Silo Theatre's 2020 lineup. Expect the unexpected with the best of local and international talent hitting the stage to laugh, cry and share with you through their thought-provoking performances. Highlights of the season include two internationally renowned works and a new commission that brings together inventive theatre makers from New Zealand.

The 2020 season launches in March with UPU at Auckland Arts Festival from March 5–15. Curated by award-winning poet Grace Taylor and led by director Fasitua Amosa, UPU brings Pacific poetry to life. Be taken on an epic journey thanks to the literary works of Ben Brown, Karlo Mila, Albert Wendt and more.

The 2020 season also features the international premiere of The Writer (June 11 – July 4), a provocative new work born out of the #MeToo era from British writer Ella Hickson. In it, a young writer and director meet: she's furious about his latest play, calling it lazy, sexist and profane. He gets a kick out of arguing with her. He flirts. He condescends. He even offers her a job. But she wants more than he can possibly offer. She wants to change the world. And the world is about to change around her.

Written by award-winning playwright Duncan Macmillan with Jonny Donahoe, Every Brilliant Thing is a solo show about depression, loss, and finding all the beautiful things in life. Silo's production from August 25 – September 19 will be led by Danielle Cormack in her Silo directorial debut and stars Robbie Magasiva. The show has been described as, "One of the funniest plays you'll ever see about depression."

Rounding out the year is Break Bread (November 5–28), a new commission bringing together Alice Canton, Freya Finch, and Leon Wadham. Directed by Silo Artistic Associate Jason Te Kare, Break Bread will be an immersive and unmissable experience that dives into the traditions and rituals that hold our communities together. Audience members might pick up some bread recipes on the way.

For more information and bookings, visit Silo Theatre

Published on December 09, 2019 by Priscilla Southcombe

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