Fakaalofa lahi atu
Malo e lelei
Ni sa bula
Welcome to a belated after-match report from Banana Boat’s May fono in Grey Lynn.
Present were GRANT BAYLEY, KAHURANGI CARTER, OLE MAIAVA, JONATHAN RILEY, ARNETTE ARAPAI and DAVID MAMEA.
Apologies were received from a Big Apple-devouring JENNI HEKA, a Wellington-swingin’ AROHA AWARAU, an ever-gigging JAMES NOKISE, a child-wrangling LEILANI UNASA, and a wish-I-was-there-but-I-am-writing GERALDINE WARREN.
My apologies if you were present but are not listed or gave apologies but are not listed – I have lost my notes, and my memory was never… something. Email me and I shall make the corrections.
16Jun12: My profuse apologies to the one, the only Ole for having forgotten his presence – an unexplainable mistake given how his reading of Jonathan‘s script had everyone in stitches.
BANANA BOAT BUSINESS
Enter the Banana‘s inaugural writers are Suli Moa and Rob Mokaraka. Go hard, boys! We look forward to your next reading at a future Banana Boat fono!
NEWS TO USE
Playmarket’s Brown Ink 2012 development programme is now open for applications – the deadline is Friday 1 June 2012.
GreyView Productions’ – that’s members Eric Smith & Chetan Patel – 3 Up season opens on 14 June and runs for a mere three nights until 16 June. 3 Up is three short plays by Chetan, David Mamea and Eric, all at the Herald Theatre, all that quality for a mere $25/$15/$15. Tickets can be bought online here. Details about the evening are rampant on Facebook, GreyView, and Chocolate Stigmata.
Jonathan shared his latest script with those assembled, the prolific so-and-so. It was, as always with Mr Riley’s scribblings, a hoot to read and we look forward to it’s next stage of development… after his long-awaited Makigi has been staged.
18Jun12: My further apologies for the typos and ambiguous phrases that made this post so confusing, second-rate and potentially upsetting to those present. They have been fixed.
– will be on THURSDAY 28 JUNE, at Toi Ora Live Art Trust, 6 Putiki Street, Grey Lynn.