It’s been over a year since Silo Theatre were able to stage a show in their hometown of Tāmaki Makaurau.
But they’re entering 2022 with a sense of optimism and excitement about getting back to where they belong, announcing a four production season.
Starting with Auckland Art Festival co-partnership Live Live Cinema: Night of the Living Dead in March, it’s followed by seven methods of killing kylie jenner in June, #MeToo themed international hit The Writer in September and the world premiere of up-and-coming NZ playwright Nahyeon Lee’s stage debut The First Prime-Time Asian Sitcom in November.
Silo Artistic Director Sophie Roberts said to The Lowdown “I'm pretty much always just guided by instinct and curiosity when it comes to programming – what are the conversations that feel essential right now, who are the artists I'd like to see really extend themselves, what are the works that push the possibilities of theatre forward.
“These plays all shook something up in me when I read them, at a time when I felt like I needed shaking up and to use my brain for something other than doom scrolling and freaking out about COVID and the future.
“These are all works with a clear vision for that better world and what needs to go in order for us to achieve it. They're all stories that in one way or another take aim at power structures refusing to budge and make way for new ways of seeing..."