Work In Development
Half of the Sky 2019
Written by: Lennie James
Directed by: Sam Scott
Lighting: Jane Hakaraia
Design: Daniel Williams
Cast: To be confirmed October 2018
Workshop actors: Scotty Cotter, Kura Forrester, Miriama McDowell, Max Palamo, Bree Peters, Patrick Tafa and Mark Mitchinson
Half of the Sky sees an exciting return of the creative partnership between Lennie James and director Sam Scott, whose work together includes the critically acclaimed The Sons of Charlie Paora and Havoc in the Garden.
Lennie is an internationally renowned actor/writer, with recent work being the 2018 TV drama Save Me and The Walking Dead.
Half of the Sky is a love story that asks, ‘What’s the love you live with and what’s the (old) love you live for?’ What happens when a person returns home after leaving in a blaze of glory and find they no longer belong?
It’s hard to leave home, but sometimes it’s harder to go back.
September 2018: Intensive development workshop with Lennie James, Sam Scott and eight Massive Company actors, with one week spent in Rotorua (home to Massive Theatre's kaumatua), and one week in Auckland.
October 2018: Cast confirmed
July 2019: Final draft of script delivered
September-November 2019: Auckland premiere, dates TBC