The Girl who Climbed a Mountain and Saved the World- a play for voices

This play has been inspired by stories from the hearts of people in the Nelson/ Tasman region.

About the play...

This is a play for voices on many levels. It has been created through a process of gathering stories from the community. It is presented with an emphasis on verbal storytelling techniques and live sound/ music creation. It is the story of a girl who hears the voices of the Earth. It is our vision that as the work develops it will equally acknowledge the three official languages of Aotearoa/ New Zealand, these being English, Te Reo Maori and NZ Sign Language. In this, its first incarnation, we are primarily working in English with elements of our other languages woven in.

The process...

On the 25th of June we held a community story-sharing event at Fairfield House. We followed this up with a public script read-through and feedback session on October 21 at Ghost Light Theatre. Thank you to all who came and contributed to these events, around 70 people have contributed to the development of this work so far, you are all stars!

Our supporters...

Thank you to Nelson Creative Communities for your support towards developing this script, to the Dunedin Fringe Festival Fund (Creative New Zealand) for bringing us to Dunedin and to the Tasman District Council for your support of our Takaka and Riuwaka shows, to all who donated to our Givealittle Fund and those who shared stories and feedback... we very much appreciate you!

Read our review here (warning- some spoilers contained within)

Listen to Lisa's radio interview here

Dan Allan- performer

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Lisa Allan- performer

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Sam Cooper- performer

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Tanya Nock- performer

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Bob Bickerton- performer

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Kath Mitchell- Director

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