EPC Workshop #4 - New Voices for the Stage: Contemporary NZ playwrights

EPC Workshop #4 - New Voices for the Stage: Contemporary NZ playwrights

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Dr James Wenley offers an overview of recent trends in contemporary post-pandemic Aotearoa New Zealand playwriting.

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New Voices for the Stage: Contemporary Aotearoa NZ playwrights

While Aotearoa New Zealand theatre has faced significant disruption from the Covid-19 pandemic over the past three years, our playwrights and theatremakers have continued to create vital new work for the stage. Dr James Wenley offers an overview of recent trends in contemporary Aotearoa New Zealand playwriting, and shares some of his favourite recent writing.

Dr James Wenley is a Pākehā theatre academic, practitioner, and critic with a passion for promoting the theatre of Aotearoa New Zealand. He is a lecturer in the theatre programme of Te Herenga Waka Victoria University of Wellington, where he teaches acting, dramaturgy, musical theatre and social practice theatre. James was awarded a PhD from the University of Auckland. James is a director, dramaturg and writer and makes theatre under his company Theatre of Love. He has recently written and performed two shows, Dr Drama Makes A Show (2020) and Dr Drama Makes A Show With You (2021) which have played at Auckland Fringe and Wellington’s NZ Fringe. James is also the editor and founder of TheatreScenes.co.nz, a platform for reviews and commentary on Aotearoa theatre. As a researcher, James has investigated the performance and reception of New Zealand theatre toured and produced internationally. His book, Aotearoa New Zealand in the Global Theatre Marketplace: Travelling Theatre, is published by Routledge.

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