Writers in Residence2011

Arthur Meek

Arthur Meek

Arthur Meek was awarded the eight-week Summer Residency, from January to mid-March 2011. Arthur Meek, who lives in Auckland, has written for stage, screen and radio, worked extensively as an actor and performed in musical comedy. Last year he received the Best New Play and Outstanding New Playwright Awards in the Chapman Tripp Theatre Awards. He was nominated for the Bruce Mason Playwrighting Award. His 2008 show On the Conditions and Possibilities of Helen Clark Taking me as Her Young Lover was performed all over New Zealand.  He is working on a play called The Good Times, the story of a group of friends who surf the social, political and economic upheavals of 1980s New Zealand, from heroin to the sharemarket crash. The Summer Residency is offered with the support of Creative New Zealand.