| 11-16 JUNE 2018 | 

Breaking Ground is a vital development festival that hosts playwrights + their new writing in development.  The festival is a platform for new ideas + stories within a mana Māori, mana Pasifika kaupapa.  In 2018, we celebrate the 9th year of our playwriting festival.

A responsive platform, Breaking Ground creates focus on the development of local Māori + Pasifika playwrights, as well as introducing global Indigenous playwrights to Wellington and Aotearoa New Zealand.

The Breaking Ground 2018 playwrights are: Nancy Brunning + her new play-in-development Kingdom of Women.  Maia Diamond will be developing her new solo work Fishin’ Chip.  And from Tasmania, we welcome emerging playwright Jordy Gregg and his play Park Days.

We’re extending an invitation to you – to join us for the rehearsed readings of these new works from 1PM, Saturday June 16 2018 at The Pit, Te Ara Hihiko, Massey University, Wellington.  The readings are free and are open to all – nau mai, haere mai! – meet the playwrights, the dramaturges + the actors who work to develop new writing for the stage.

Breaking Ground is presented by #TeamTawata + proudly partnered with Creative New Zealand, Wellington City Council, Toi Māori Aotearoa, Tasmania Performs, Massey University Wellington, Playmarket New Zealand+ Kia Mau Festival.

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