4 Apr 2021

Richard Huber

From Standing Room Only, 2:49 pm on 4 April 2021

A multi media stage show about a fatal fire in a toy factory in Thailand in 1993, and a play about two privileged malcontents trapped in a room together, are both works in the upcoming Dunedin Arts Festival worked on by long time collaborators Richard Huber and Simon O'Connor. On the two-hander Simple Acts they brought in one of New Zealand's foremost writers Vincent O'Sullivan to work up a script from their ideas. Toy Factory Fire, meanwhile, was workshopped at the Dunedin Fringe a couple of years ago and is ready to be performed with videos and a full soundscape. Richard Huber speaks to Lynn Freeman about the two works.