3 Sep 2022

Playing Favourites with Emily Perkins

From Saturday Morning, 11:05 am on 3 September 2022

Emily Perkins is acclaimed as a novelist and short story writer, but her career started as an actor graduating from Toi Whakaari New Zealand Drama School in 1989. 

In her playwriting debut In 2015 Perkins created a contemporary interpretation of Ibsen’s A Doll’s House with Auckland Theatre Company, who have now commissioned a new work from her. The Made explores the world of artificial intelligence (AI) and the ethical quandaries and issues this technology raises. Perkins asks: if Dr Frankenstein were a 21st Century woman, what would she create? .

Emily Perkins was appointed a Member of the New Zealand Order of Merit for her services to literature in 2017.

For details on the world premiere of The Made opening 20 September go here.  

Author Emily Perkins sitting wearing a cream coloured blouse and black skirt.

Photo: Ebony Lamb