Joni Nelson

Joni Nelson (they/them) is a queer writer and organiser based in Tāmaki Makaurau. A creative all-rounder, they have been a producer, performer, and poet—but they are most happy behind the scenes using words to create characters and worlds. Joni co-founded the queer and trans creative arts organisation Breaking Boundaries, which they left in 2019 to focus on their own creative pursuits. Their first play 8 Reasonable Demands was commissioned and performed by Auckland Theatre Company as part of HERE&NOW Festival, and they have gone on to be shortlisted twice for Playmarket’s b425 Awards.