Arthur Meek

Playwright

Arthur Meek is a graduate of Toi Whakaari: The New Zealand Drama School and The University of Otago. He has written for stage, screen and radio over the last ten years. In 2009 the Downstage Theatre season of his play COLLAPSING CREATION, about Charles Darwin, won four Chapman Tripp Theatre Awards, including Best Production, Best New Play and Best New Playwright. His 2008 show, ON THE CONDITIONS AND POSSIBILITIES OF HELEN CLARK TAKING ME AS HER YOUNG LOVER, co-written with Geoff Pinfield and Richard Meros, played to packed houses on its national tour, garnering a 'Production of the Year' nomination at The Chapman Tripp Theatre Awards. Meek was a founding member of musical comedy band THE LONESOME BUCKWHIPS and was chief writer on LIVE AT THE GOLD GUITARS, their series for Radio New Zealand. Other writing includes the Young and Hungry-commissioned play YOLK (2008), and several short films. Most recently, Meek is the co-creator, co-writer and anchor of the TVNZ satirical newscast FEEDBACK.