27 Jan 2019

Same Same but Different - Sandi Hall

From Standing Room Only, 2:27 pm on 27 January 2019
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The story of a Hokianga-born Maori suffragette who tried to persuade the Maori Parliament to support women gaining the vote, is told in a new play by writer Sandi Hall.

Sandi's one of the guest speakers at the upcoming Samesame but Different Literary festival in Auckland highlighting the work of New Zealand's LGBTI writers.

Sandi says she came across the idea for her play When Piwakawaka Fly while thinking about the 125th anniversary of suffrage in New Zealand, and wondering about the Maori campaigners whose stories are less well known. She hopes to premiere her play later this year.