27 Aug 2017

Getting indigenous - and important - stories on stage

From Standing Room Only, 1:33 pm on 27 August 2017

Four Maori playwrights are making the most of a new opportunity to workshop and hone their scripts. They've been picked for a new developmental programme at Auckland's Te Pou Theatre - based on an Australian scheme to encourage indigenous theatre. Aroha Awarau, Maraea Rakuraku, Krystal Lee Brown, and Jason Te Mete explore some tough issues in their plays - youth suicide, the death of a child, the former "gay panic" defence in court.