Nathan Joe is an award-winning Chinese-Kiwi playwright, performance poet and critic. He won the Playmarket b425 award two years in a row (2015 and 2016), and has been shortlisted for the Adam NZ award. His most recent plays include: I am Rachel Chu and Scenes from a Yellow Peril (to be staged in 2021). He is currently developing a full-length spoken word theatre show titled An Increasingly Growing List of Things You’ll Never Do and is one of the 2020 Ursula Bethell writers-in-residence at the University of Canterbury.
Events at Word
PAGE TO STAGE AND SCREENSaturday, 31 October 11:45 am
Do you dream of having your words brought to life on a stage or screen? Join scriptwriters as they discuss the opportunties and pitfalls for young writers wanting to make it in the world of theatre and film. Featuring Nathan Joe, Ghazaleh Golbakhsh and Juanita Hepi.
STAND UP POETRY: A QUIZ SHOWSunday, 1 November 6:00 pm
Join Ray Shipley and two teams of poets and comics for a comedy show with feeling, and a poetry show with hilarity. With Guy Williams, Dominic Hoey, Danielle O'Halloran, Audrey Porne, Eamonn Marra and Nathan Joe.
TELL IT SLANTSaturday, 31 October 3:00 pm
Four writers discuss their approach to truth in their work. With Nathan Joe, essa may ranapiri, Lil O'Brien and AJ Fitzwater hosted by Ray Shipley. In support of Qtopia.