Artworks Community Theatre is excited to debut the first SOLO theatre festival which showcases 1 person plays performed and directed by Waiheke locals.
The short plays consist of a wide variety of genres including; locally written autobiographical theatre, Shakespeare, verbatim theatre and more! Each evening will display the same set of plays so that everyone has a chance to watch the work of these fabulous creatives.
"The Boy Who Ate Bugs" Written and self-directed by Avi Duckor-Jones
The play is about a man who grew up in the bush, reflecting on the aspects of himself, his desires, his very nature, that we as humans abandon in order to align with societal expectations.
"Lady Macbeth's Greatest Hits" Written by William Shakespeare, directed by Kashmir Postel and assembled and performed by Roger Mason
The best lines from Shakespeare's Macbeth have been picked out and stitched together, creating a short but bloody peek into Lady Macbeth's life. A close look at one of the bard's most evil characters.
"Embody" Written, self-directed and performed by Kayla Hamilton
This autobiographical explores Kayla's childhood and adolescent experiences with a differently abled body. Through physical theatre, dance, and spoken word, her work seeks to understand her psyche and how it has shaped the woman she is today.
"Soliloquy of Oui" Written and self-directed by Ziggy C.M.A Boyd with support by Avi Duckor-Jones
A symbolic view of our hazy, fleeting; self-defeating thoughts- told through a drink man's bathroom experience
"Advice for young lovers on Valentines Day'' Written by Jane Cafarella, directed by Linda Savage and starring Emma Yates.
It's a semi autobiographical play based on the writer's own experiences. It's title says it all, it's a play about advice for young lovers on valentine's day. It's a warm, bright charming monologue that should leave the audience smiling.
"Displaced Presence" Written by Andrea ter Avest, directed by Shirin Brown and starring Kiri-Rose Kendall.
Developed from interviews and influenced by Andrea's experience as a migrant, this play explores her experience of being a foreigner and her thoughts on racism towards Muslim women. Premiering for the first time in New Zealand, the play follows one woman’s experience of 9/11 and how life changed for her