All tickets $10
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Step further into the world of theatre through Fresh Ink. In three rehearsed readings, you’ll get the chance to be part of stories that are still being crafted – and that may develop in tune with your reactions.
We’ve chosen plays that we love the premise and promise of; inviting you into the early stages of their creation. At the end of three intense days, we present readings of the plays without any sets, props or costumes – just the playwrights’ words and the actors’ interpretations melding on our mainstage.
Be part of these stories’ origins by attending one – or all three – of our Fresh Ink readings.
14 April 2019, 4pm
Written by Aroha Awarau
Directed by Holly Chappell-Eason
The cameras are ready to catch all the glamour of the 1958 Academy Awards, the first Oscars to ever be televised. Four days before the ceremony, the five women competing for Best Supporting Actress get together for a 'cordial’ luncheon.
Sometimes the real show happens before the cameras are turned on.
19 May 2019, 4pm
Written by Tanya Muagututi’a
Directed by Nathaniel Lees
The shores of Samoa seem endlessly far away for young Tavita, who has left his home to attend school in New Zealand.
A Pasifika perspective on friendship, family and culture shock, this epic play depicts the pressures on a Samoan family across three generations.
Warnings: contains some coarse language and bullying.
The breath of silence
30 June 2019, 4pm
Written by Gary Henderson
Directed by Simon Bennett
Jane is hearing things in her radio telescope dish – voices from a vast distance.
Sprawling across three different eras, this intriguing drama follows an immigrant family struggling to make ends meet in 1850s Christchurch; secretive codebreakers in the 1950s; and radio telegraphers in the present day who are beginning to think they might all be linked…
Warnings: contains some coarse language.