Hadassah Grace is a writer and performer living in Wellington. She has been published by Vice, Nerve, Radio New Zealand and The New Zealand Herald, and her poetry has been featured in many literary journals and anthologies throughout New Zealand and North America.
Hadassah has been a lot of people. Just in the last couple of years, she’s been a stripper hiding weed in her shoes, a speech-writer for the future Mayor of Wellington, a producer of sold-out shows and a fundraising consultant for charity. She’s been a singer, an actor, a comedian, a storyteller, a community worker, a teacher, a hipster barista and a hippy with her hands in the dirt. She’s worked in schools, in brothels and on coffee farms. She’s performed to crowds of three and to crowds of 30,000. Hadassah was a featured poet at the Wellington Opera House as part of the award-winning The Menagerie Deluxe. Her debut collection of poems, How to Take Off Your Clothes, is set to be released later this year. The MiNDFOOD season of Mrs Warren’s Profession is her first performance with Auckland Theatre Company.