A Country of Two Halves

Public performance of the 2018 Young & Hungry Tour 

Directed by Patrick Davies and featuring Laura Thompson, Ariadne Baltazar, Patrick Tafa and Liam Hughes.

A Country of Two Halves consists of extracts from New Zealand plays that help us understand how the ‘other half’ live: whether it be the haves and the have nots, rural and city, or privileged and un-empowered.

This 45-minute bare bones programme of New Zealand theatre (followed by a five-minute Q&A) can open discussion about the misunderstandings that keep us divided and what brings us together.

The show includes extracts from Wednesday to Come (Renée), Ka Shue (Letters Home) (Lynda Chanwai-Earle), Urban Hymns (MÄ«ria George), Broken River (Ralph McCubbin Howell), The Debate (Riwia Brown), Revenge of the Amazons (Jean Betts), Sham (Jess Sayer), and The Tutor (Dave Armstrong).

About Young & Hungry Arts Trust

Supporting young and emerging creatives into the world of performing arts. Young & Hungry has been providing 15-25 year-olds with a platform to experience, learn about, perform, produce and create great theatre for 25 years.

Y&H Tours takes New Zealand theatre to secondary schools, universities and youth theatre groups around the country. Created to support the drama curriculum, it showcases a themed collection of New Zealand playwrights, tells New Zealand stories, address issues that are relevant to New Zealand youth, and employs young New Zealand actors at the start of their professional careers.