Indelible Freckles

Blog URL:http://www.dfmamea.com/blog
Blog Tags:screenwriting, film, television, theatre, d f mamea, writing
Country:New Zealand

A New Zealand screenwriter. A blank screen. And an internet connection.



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I’ve been laggardly with this blog: Still Life With Chickens has already had three performances at Centrepoint Theatre in Palmerston North. Its Manawatū stopover has been described as “beautiful“, “poignant” and “...

Even though I’ve more pressing matters, I’ve been unable to stop refreshing the ticketing page for Still Life With Chickens: Between testing Fortress Mamea’s acoustics with maniacal laughs, the almost daily reports had this wee nug...

The lead up to the opening has been more public than I expected. The write-ups and mentions continued in the Herald, the Listener (hardcopy only), and Tagata Pasifika have been nice to read and watch. On opening night I was accompanied by  The Lo...

The play opens this Thursday. I don’t know where the time has fled. Meantime: designer John Parker was interviewed on Radio New Zealand about his love of puppetry; there are these pieces at Stuff and Mindfood; a very nice mention by Renee...

I looked at the calendar and saw with some shock that the first performance is less than a fortnight away. Less than a fortnight. Until I can figure what else to blog about, here’s some chicken in a bucket for you:...

Rehearsals are continuing apace in Auckland while life goes on in Northland. An unexpected perk on this production is the rehearsal reports I’m sent at the end of each work day: a one-pager of what happened, what’s needed, and any observ...

Rehearsals for Still Life With Chickens kicked off this week with an Auckland Theatre Company welcome followed by a reading, then a read-through. I got to meet and thank set, puppet and costume designer John Parker. I caught up with director Fasitua...