Whaddarya? : thirty years of the New Zealand play and questions of identity
A thematic look at the past thirty years of New Zealand drama. Discusses the increasing influence of Maori, Pacific and Asian voices, which has resulted in the development of diverse themes and theatrical forms, and the growth of a humour unique to Aotearoa. Describes how Pakeha, Maori and Pacific Island playwrights have explored aspects of New Zealand identity and culture, such as class, ethnicity, colonisation and gender. Discusses the influence of other writers of diverse cultural backgrounds and themes explored by young writers. Notes recently developed new models of theatre.