Who's your neighbour, your work colleague, the woman you see
standing on the street late at night? What's their story?
A homegrown and completely original solo show written and
performed by Kate McGill, Weave - Yarns with New
Zealanders is verbatim theatre with real and uncensored
stories from up to twenty men and women throughout New Zealand.
From a Wellington man re-evaluating life after a recent
diagnosis, to the Christchurch young mum figuring it all out, they
share their work experiences, their ups and downs, their life
Weave brings these stories together to intrigue,
delight, entertain and enlighten us on ultimately, to investigate
who we are as New Zealanders.
Weave plays: 4 -15 April, Tuesdays - Saturdays, 6.30pm at the
Basement Theatre in Auckland.
1 hour running time no interval.
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We're about people. We want to tell authentic New Zealand
stories, with the starting point that all stories matter.
We're also about looking after our collaborators - paying our
artists fairly. This is where we need your help.
Actor: Kate McGill / Director: Alice Canton / Dramaturg: Anya
Tate Manning / Producer: Sophie Lindsay / Lighting designer: Amber
Molloy / Sound designer: Sam Clavis
After completing a thesis on verbatim style, Kate McGill was
offered a three month internship at the prestigious New York
Company, Tectonic Theater Project in 2010. McGill co-created and
directed Munted, a highly-acclaimed show based on real experiences
of the Christchurch Earthquakes. Munted toured both New Zealand and
the United States. McGill also directed The Laramie Project: 10
Years Later, a follow up of the highly acclaimed The Laramie
In 2013 McGill performed her original verbatim piece Job about
New Zealanders' vocations. McGill created and performed in the
comedy Album Party, which successfully toured Wellington and
Auckland last year. McGill's screen credits include performances in
The Brokenwood Mysteries Season 2, Girl Vs Boy, and Gaylene
Preston's 2010 film Home By Christmas starring Martin
Theatre practitioner and Toi Whakaari graduate Alice Canton
directs Weave. Canton's own full-length solo work, Orangutan, won
the 2015 Auckland Theatre Awards Best Show by an Emerging Artist.
Canton has performed and taught throughout New Zealand, Australia
and Asia, working with theatre companies including Red Leap
Theatre, Auckland Theatre Company and Barbarian Productions.
Reviews for verbatim work Munted:
"Dotted with humour and spirit… under the astute eye of director
Katharine McGill" - The Dominion Post
"An immensely powerful work of theatre" - Theatreview
"Revealing, moving and funny" - Capital Times