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HOLE - Development Season

HOLE - Development Season

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  • Tue 22 Sep, 7:30pm – 8:40pm
  • Wed 23 Sep, 7:30pm – 8:40pm
  • Thu 24 Sep, 7:30pm – 8:40pm
  • Fri 25 Sep, 7:30pm – 8:40pm
  • Sat 26 Sep, 7:30pm – 8:40pm


Circa Theatre, 1 Taranaki St, Wellington


All Ages

BY Lynda Chanwai-Earle
Director David O'Donnell
Company Ice Floe Productions Tapui Ltd

Actors: Stevie Hancox-Monk, Sepelini Mua’au, Elle Wootton

Stage Manager Sam Tippet
Intimacy & Fight Coach Carrie Thiel
Marketing & Co-production Linda Lee
Graphic Design Poppy Serano
Assistant Producer Sally Richards
Associate Producer Helena-jane Kilkelly
Publicist Courtney Rose Brown
Composer Gareth Farr
Sound Designer Phil Brownlee
Alternative Energy Marcus Mcshane
Set Design Brian King
Lighting Designer Tony Black
Production Manager Joshua Tucker

In 1985 the world wakes to the discovery of the ozone hole over Antarctica. It's Wild West days at McMurdo Station and Scott Base. It’s little more than a decade since the US Navy lifted their ban on women traveling to the Ice. Stella, a NZ scientist, Ioane, a US marine from American Samoa, and Bonny, a Greenpeace activist, meet during one Antarctic summer. What unfolds is as dark, funny and monumental as the discovery of the ozone hole itself.

The second play in Lynda Chanwai-Earle’s Antarctic Trilogy, HOLE builds on the innovative use of green-powered energy as used in the award-winning HEAT.

‘Considered on a global scale, the decision of the HEAT production team to experiment with alternative energy sources highlights the unsustainability of our current first world practices. Both provocative and moving HEAT will remain in my consciousness for a long time to come.’ — Sharon Matthews, Theatreview

Come to our Free Public Forum Q&A at Circa Theatre on Thurs 24 September; guest speakers Associate Professor Rebecca Priestley, Professor Tim Naish Te Herenga Waka—Victoria University of Wellington, Veronika Meduna Maj De Poorter and key creatives including awesome Marcus Mcshane Gareth Farr David O'Donnell and more!

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