The Silver Sisters: playwriting is a family business
Working with your sibling on a play can go either way. You know each other so well there's a lot you don't need to explain. Or you know each other so well you don't treat each other as professionals. Sisters Whetu and Komako Silver have collaborated on several theatre projects, and the latest is about to be shared with an audience for the first time at the annual Koanga Festival. Their first play Hine examined the sacredness of women. Their new one introduces us to their seven much loved and very different uncles. Komako Silver is the younger sister who's produced several award winning films, while Whetu is also a theatre director. They took time out from rehearsals to talk to Lynn Freeman about their personal and professional relationship - starting with big sister Whetu. The script for My Seven Uncles is being presented at the Whakarongomai Playwrights Readings at the Corbans Estate in Auckland on Friday 13th and Saturday 14th of September.