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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FLASHBACK: Roughing It

on Jun 10, 2018

From November 2007 (lightly edited): Let’s say I have to write a scene with corporate suits speaking corporate-speak. I want it to be fluid – a language that’s appropriate to the characters but still accessible to the audience. Min...

The Wellington season, despite some early nerves, has gone very nicely with good houses and great reviews from Theatreview and The Theatre Times. Speaking of nerves, the extended Mamea aiga attended the opening night: our Stern but Loving Parents, ...

It’s all “Still Life”-this and “Still Life”-that, some of you are carping. I can’t help it. It’s a big thing for me. It’s a week out from the show’s Wellington premiere and my anxiety has increas...

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...