1 Apr 2017

Eleanor Bishop - Foreskin's Lament revisited

From Saturday Morning, 11:05 am on 1 April 2017
Eleanor Bishop

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New Zealander Eleanor Bishop is a theatre director and writer based in New York. She's back home for the  upcoming world premiere of her adaptation of Greg McGee's Foreskin's Lament, BOYS, as part of Auckland Theatre Company's Here & Now Festival at the ASB Waterfront Theatre. Using Foreskin's Lament as a litmus test for the state of masculinity, Eleanor Bishop and co-director Julia Croft take New Zealand's iconic locker-room play and ask "what has changed since 1980?" Or more importantly, "what hasn't?" Eleanor started her career in The Playground Collective in NZ, alongside playwright Eli Kent, and in 2016  she graduated with an MFA in Directing at Carnegie Mellon University's School of Drama in Pittsburgh, PA, USA where she studied as a John Wells Fellow and a Fulbright Scholar.