BRIAR GRACE-SMITH, HONE KOUKA, FIONA FARRELL
Three very different and exciting contemporary playwrights -
Briar Grace-Smith, Hone Kouka and Fiona Farrell - discuss what
inspires, challenges and intrigues them as they write for the New
Briar Grace-Smith, of Nga Puhi descent, is an award-winning
playwright. Her plays include Nga Pou Wahine, When Sun
and Moon Collide and Purapurawhetu.
Hone Kouka is a prize-winning playwright, short story
writer, poet and actor, whose plays have been produced both
overseas and in New Zealand. He has published five books and is a
co-founder of the theatre production house, Tawata
Productions. In 2009 he became a member of the New Zealand
Order of Merit for Services to Contemporary Maori Theatre.
Fiona Farrell is best known as an award- winning novelist, poet
and non-fiction writer. Her latest play, Snap, adapted
from Ngaio Marsh's novel, Photo Finish, will premiere
later this year.