Because of the Level 3 Covid-19 restrictions, Albert started his residency from home and was able to take up residence as we moved to Level 2. He is our 10th residency recipient for the year.
Albert began his career as an actor before writing for stage and screen. An award-winning international playwright and screenwriter, his works have crossed many datelines and divides. They’ve been performed internationally from London to Paris to New York and Sydney. Themes of class, ethnicity and sexual politics, to Gothic serial killers and religion resonate through his words.
Last year he worked with Auckland Theatre Company to translate Chekhov’s ‘The Cherry Orchard’ which saw a highly successful run at the ASB Waterfront Theatre.Also, last year his play ‘Cradle Song’, (a horror set in South West Ireland), opened to much critical acclaim as part of the Koanga festival in Auckland. His latest television comedy series ‘Tongue Tied’ screened on New Zealand Television. Albert continues to write scripts for New Zealand’s own home-grown Shortland Street.
Albert’s residency project is a feature length play centered around a youth camp for ‘at risk Māori youth’ at Lake Tekapo.