Scotland Residency Playwright

In 2016, the first playwright exchange between Scotland and New Zealand took place. New Zealand playwright Arthur Meek visited Scotland, where he was Writer-in-Residence with Magnetic North for three months. The resulting play, Erewhon, was subsequently produced by Magnetic North and Christchurch Festival in 2017.

About Arthur Meek

Arthur Meek's plays include Trees Beneath the Lake(  ATC), On the Upside Down of the World (ATC, national & international tours), Charles Darwin: Collapsing Creation (Downstage/ Nelson Festival of the Arts), Dark Stars (Artworks/ international tour), Yolk (Young & Hungry), Mando the Goat Herd (Allen Hall), The Burn (Wellington International Fringe) and The Eeneid (IronBark at the Bush).

He is the co-adaptor of On the Conditions and Possibilities of Hillary Clinton Taking Me as Her Young Lover (La Mama, New York), the previous incarnation of the same play featuring Helen Clark, and Richard Meros Salutes the Southern Man (BATS/ national tour). He is an original member of the musical comedy band The Lonesome Buckwhips, and was the co-creator and star of the television show Feedback(TV2).  

Awards include the Harriet Friedlander New York Residency, the Bruce Mason Award for Playwriting and Summer Writer in Residence at the Michael King Writers Centre.



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