September 09, 2014
Brunning gets writing crash course
Maori actor and director Nancy Brunning's step up to being a writer will be boosted by her participation in a top indigenous writing programme.
Brunning is being funded to attend the programme in Canada by Creative New Zealand.
She'll do two weeks in the Banff Centre, followed by 10 weeks at home working online with an editor.
She says it's a tough transition but one she is up for.
"Being an actor you kind of get rid of your self and put someone else in your body for an hour or so but with writing it is your own whakaaro, it is your own ideas and there is a lot more of you in there. I'm a bit of a control freak in that I like to be present when I'm engaging with people so the thing about writing is someone else is doing that for you," she says.
A draft of Nancy Brunning's first play, Hikoi, was performed as part of the Matariki Development Festival at Wellington’s Circa Theatre earlier this year, and it will get its world premiere as part of the 2015 Auckland Arts Festival.
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