Silo’s 2024 season sees us return with a full programme after a period of artistic development working on three new commissions — the first of which premieres in 2024. This time, focused on creating, was an opportunity for us to refocus after the complexities of the last few years, and to strongly invest in our own storytelling.
Emerging from this period, we are proud to be collaborating with extraordinary artists to present our largest collection of work from Aotearoa, ever. These artists, and the work they create, all have a sophisticated understanding of how to combine high and low art, humour and pathos, and the epic and intimate, to create unforgettable experiences that we can’t wait to share with you.
For the first time in Silo’s history, we’re partnering with Auckland Theatre Company on a production, to share a work that platforms the next generation of performers, and confronts the most urgent issue of our lifetime. Each of our 2024 artistic collaborations mean a lot to us and we feel outrageously lucky that we get to work with some of the most exceptional theatre makers in the country.
Scenes from the Climate Era playwright, David Finnigan, observes that the world we were raised in no longer exists, and now we’re tasked with taking stock of the world we actually live in. With this season I’ve considered: how do we face all this existential uncertainty without losing our sense of joy? These four stories attempt to answer that question in their own distinct ways. They speak to class, self-expression, displacement, sexuality, our relationship to te whenua ūkaipō, and the literal end of the world; turning and spinning them to refract these complex themes through brilliant prisms of possibility, curiosity, and exuberance. These are stories about how it feels to live in Aotearoa now, told through collective and uniquely singular perspectives; richly layered, funny, and deeply personal.
This season we want to offer you an antidote to doomscroll induced despair. We want to bring you experiences that are little celebrations of the moment we’re briefly on this earth, and how we might take care of it, each other, and ourselves while we’re here.
EXPLORE SILO'S 2024 SEASON
ScatterGun: After the Death of Rūaumoko
Scenes from the Climate Era
A Slow Burlesque
READ THE 2024 SEASON BROCHURE
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