Pip Hall has worked as a full-time writer since 1995, after graduating from the University of Otago with a degree in Drama. Pip’s main love is theatre. She has written more than a dozen plays, many of which have been commissioned. Her work has been produced by every major theatre company in New Zealand. She is best known for her plays Shudder, The 53rd Victim and Ache as well as for winning New Zealand’s most prestigious theatre accolade, the Bruce Mason Playwriting Award. Under the Mountain is the second play Pip has had produced by Auckland Theatre Company, after Who Needs Sleep Anyway?, which she co-wrote with her father, Roger Hall. Pip also works extensively in television as a writer, storyliner, story/script editor and developer. Recent credits include Why Does Love?, 800 Words and The Brokenwood Mysteries. Pip is also co-creator of the Wet Hot Beauties, an all-inclusive contemporary water ballet company.