Remain In Light – a note on themes

The following is the copy of a letter I wrote to a teacher who asked me about the ideas in the play. It might be of interest to someone studying the script, or thinking of putting it on . Themes in the Play: Some Thoughts The original impulse to write …

IT’S BEEN A BUSY OLD YEAR …

… during which I co-produced three of my plays and directed two! ‘Twas nice to end with a bang – in the form of a sell-out season of our comedy musical Love Me Tinder. In fact it’s not over yet, we’re putting on four more shows next month. As for …

Remain In Light

One morning the sun refused to rise. And then the morning after that. And the morning after that. Perhaps it was tired of what it saw, day after day, going on down on the sinful earth. People were puzzled, then frightened, then panicked. This is an account of events that …

Blowing It

By Stephen Sinclair and Stephen Papps An arresting one man show, this is a comedy-drama about an undercover police officer who becomes too successful in his roleplaying with dope dealers. Fear and isolation do weird things to his head and he finds himself getting in deeper and deeper trouble. “ …

Drawer of Knives

When Russell has starts an affair with the solo mum downstairs,  he sets in motion a series of events which culminate in murder. But who has killed whom?  Drawer of Knives is a psychological thriller that explores multiple subjective realities. “… the fascinating way Sinclair has structured his play makes …

Love Me Tinder

Stephen Sinclair and friends bring the musical form into the texting age with a new work,  Love Me Tinder. A show for three performers plus pianist, “Love Me Tinder” is a timely satire on romance in the age of social media – and the perennial horrors of first dates! Book   …

Insomniacs

Insomniacs is a play about five people who can’t get to sleep. Nancy is an obsessive compulsive who stays up all night cleaning her already immaculate flat. Lorna stopped sleeping the night her husband walked out on her … thirty years ago. Ralph has turned to porn to alleviate his depression …

The Bellbird

Set in Marlborough in the late 1860s, The Bellbird brings the worlds of Maori and Pakeha together in a haunting play of passion, family politics and despair. A touching, tragic romance between a Pakeha woman and a Maori man. On the death of her husband she is no longer welcome back in …

Russian Snark

Misha (Stephen Papps), a once celebrated Russian filmmaker has fallen on hard times. He resolves to leave his homeland in search of a film-friendly country where he can pursue his career. With wife Nadia (Elena Stejko) in tow, he sets sail from Russia in a tiny lifeboat, drifting cross the …

Meet The Feebles

  Written by Stephen Sinclair, Frances Walsh, Danny Mulheron and Peter Jackson It is an irreverent, outlandish, part-musical satire on showbiz — and while it is populated almost entirely by puppets, it’s by no means cute.

The Bach

A comedy of manners, a drama of betrayal, a search and rescue of contemporary Kiwi issues, The Bach plays out through the minefields of marital strife, sibling rivalry, national identity and one well-placed public convenience! “Terrific entertainment … intellectually daring … darkly funny.” NZ Listener 2004 “A stunning artistic triumph …

Success

Carl, Jules and Derek are stand up comedians. Starting out in Auckland, they shared dreams, ideas, and a flat, convinced they were changing the world with every laugh they could elicit. And then Carl went and did something stupid. He moved to America, and made it big. Now, ten years …