Art & Entertainment | Book Reviews | Education | Entertainment Video | Health | Lifestyle | Sport | Sport Video | Search

 


"Noisy Shadows" Wins International Award

Media Release

"Noisy Shadows" Wins International Award

Wellingtonian Branwen Millar (Evening Post Wellingtonian of the Year 2001) has recently received a prestigious American award for playwriting.

In 2005 Millar undertook an exchange to the University of Santa Barbara where she composed her first play Noisy Shadows. The play, which deals with the subjects of media influence and American naivety, was performed in California to sell out seasons and critical acclaim. It caused controversy by beating out 90 scripts from the Californian region to be awarded the Dorothy E Corwin Award for Best New Play, the first time this award had been presented to a non-American.

Millar had never considered playwriting as a career until American award-winning playwright and scholar, Naomi Iizuke singled her out, as someone with a unique talent and voice.

Subsequent to winning the award Millar has been invited to return to America to attend the Californian Summer Theatre Lab, three weeks of workshops run by the America's most important theatre practitioners. She has also changed her career path and is now undertaking the MA in Creative Writing (Scriptwriting) at VUW International Institute of Modern Letters.

Noisy Shadows makes its New Zealand debut at Bats Theatre from 21-26 of March 2006. It is being directed by Theatre Militia's Rachel Lenart with sound design by Emile de la Rey.


"Amazing! Vibrant, original, and theatrically inventive. This is the voice of a new generation of playwrights." Santa Barbara News-Press, California.

What: Noisy Shadows by Branwen Millar
When: 21-26 March 2006, 8pm
Where: BATS Theatre
1 Kent Terrace
Cost: $16/ $12
Phone: (04) 8024175 to book.

ENDS

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Culture Headlines | Health Headlines | Education Headlines

 

Scoop Review Of Books: Almost Getting Away With Murder

The Black Widow by Lee-Anne Cartier: Lee-Anne Cartier is the sister of the Christchurch man found to have been murdered by his wife, Helen Milner, after an initial assumption by police that his death, in 2009, was suicide. More>>

Howard Davis: Triple Echo - The Malevich/Reinhardt/Hotere Nexus

Howard Davis: The current juxtaposition of works by Ralph Hotere and Ad Reinhardt at Te Papa perfectly exemplifies Jean Michel Massing's preoccupation with the transmigration of imagery in a remarkable triple echo effect... More>>

Scoop Review Of Books: Nō Tāu Manawa

Vaughan Rapatahana responds to Fale Aitu | Spirit House by Tusiata Avi.
More>>

9 Golds - 21 Medals: NZ Team Celebrates As Rio 2016 Paralympic Games Close

The entire New Zealand Paralympic Team, led by kiwi sprinter and double gold medallist Liam Malone as flag bearer, are on the bus to the Maracanã Stadium in Rio de Janeiro for the Closing Ceremony of the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games. There, they will celebrate the fantastic successes of the past 10 days. More>>

ALSO:

New Zealand Improv Festival: The Festival Of Moments To Return To The Capital

The eighth incarnation of the New Zealand Improv Festival comes to BATS Theatre this 4-8 October , with a stellar line-up of spontaneous theatre and instant comedy performed and directed by top improvisors from around New Zealand and the world. More>>

ALSO:

CDF Tim Keating: NZ Somme Centenary

"Our generals also knew what to expect, and they built that knowledge into their planning. Each of the four set-piece attacks was fought with a single brigade, with the expectation that the brigade would be used up. A fresh brigade would then be brought up to conduct the next set-piece..." More>>

ALSO:

Get More From Scoop

 
 

LATEST HEADLINES

 
 
 
 
Culture
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news