Gary Henderson

Playwright

Gary Henderson’s work is regularly staged throughout Aotearoa New Zealand and internationally. His most-travelled play is Skin Tight, whose original cast won a Fringe First Award in Edinburgh. A French translation by Xavier Mailleux, Te Tenir Contre Moi, was produced in Montréal in 2016. In 2017, Ruia Taitea Creative produced E Kore A Muri E Hokia, a te reo Māori version of Gary’s incendiary 1996 play Mo & Jess Kill Susie. Other work includes Sunset Café, Tigerplay, An Unseasonable Fall of Snow, Lines of Fire, Peninsula, Home Land, Shepherd and radio plays The Moehau and News Bomb. Gary teaches theatre writing at Unitec and Victoria University of Wellington, and often works as script advisor alongside other writers. He has held residencies at the Robert Lord Writers Cottage in Dunedin and the Michael King Writers Centre in Devonport. In 2013, Gary received the Playmarket Award acknowledging his significant artistic contribution to New Zealand theatre.

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