WOW PRODUCTIONS presents THE FLICK By ANNIE BAKER
4 - 20 July 2019
NZ PREMIERE/Winner of the 2014 Pulitzer Prize
Directed by: Lara Macgregor
Featuring: Nick Dunbar, Timothy Itayi, and Sam Shannon
Critics Pick. Hilarious and touching – The New York Times
Where: Allen Hall, 90 Union Street East, Dunedin
Thursday: 4 July, 6:30 pm
Friday: 5 July, 6:30 pm
Saturday: 6 July, 6:30 pm
Sunday: 7 July, 2:00pm
Wednesday: 10 July, 6.30pm
Thursday: 11 July, 6:30 pm
Friday: 12 July, 6:30 pm
Saturday, 13 July, 6:30 pm
Sunday: 14 July, 2:00 pm (Post Show Forum)
Wednesday: 17 July, 6:30 pm
Thursday: 18 July, 6:30 pm
Friday: 19 July, 6:30 pm
Saturday: 20 July, 6:30 pm
Phone: 022 123 1090
Early Bird Deal:
Pre-sales: $17/$25 (available for purchase BEFORE 3 July)
Standard Pricing: $20/$35 from 4 July
About WOW! Productions
Wow! Productions is Dunedin’s premiere theatre collective. It was formed in mid-1996 as a co-operative of actors, directors and other theatre & creative practitioners with a shared vision to provide a professionally-constituted creative forum. Wow! is overseen by a Charitable Trust, the current board of which comprises Martyn Roberts (chair); Cindy Diver (deputy chair); Alison Finigan (secretary); Hilary Halba; Lisa Warrington (archive) Donna Agnew (Treasurer) Wow! presents an eclectic programme of plays and events which respond positively to the theatrical climate of Dunedin.
About the Playwright Annie Baker
ANNIE BAKER’s full‐length plays include THE FLICK (Playwrights Horizons, winner of the Susan Smith Blackburn Award and an Obie Award for Excellence in Playwriting, Drama Desk and Lucille Lortel nominations for Best Play), CIRCLE MIRROR TRANSFORMATION (Playwrights Horizons, Obie Award for Best New American Play, Drama Desk nomination for Best Play), THE ALIENS (Rattlestick Playwrights Theater, Obie Award for Best New American Play), BODY AWARENESS (Atlantic Theater Company, Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle nominations for Best Play/Emerging Playwright), and an adaptation of Anton Chekhov’s UNCLE VANYA, for which she also designed the costumes (Soho Rep, Drama Desk nomination for Best Revival). Her plays have been produced throughout the U.S. at South Coast Rep, the Guthrie, Victory Gardens, Artists Rep, Huntington Theater Company, Seattle Rep, Studio Theatre in DC, Hyde Park Theatre, Kansas City Rep, Marin Theater Company, A Red Orchid, and over 100 other regional theaters. Her work has also been produced in England, Australia, Argentina, Bolivia, Chile, Peru, Venezuela, Mexico, Latvia, Sweden and Russia. She is a Residency Five playwright at the Signature Theater and a member of New Dramatists, MCC’s Playwrights Coalition and EST. A published anthology of her work, THE VERMONT PLAYS, is available from TCG books. Other honors include a New York Drama Critics Circle Award, USA Artists Collins Fellowship, Lilly Award, and a Time Warner Storytelling Fellowship. She has also written movies for Castle Rock/Warner Brothers and HBO Films.
About the Director of THE FLICK
Lara works primarily as an actor, director and performance coach in New Zealand. She studied acting in New York City with Uta Hagen and Anthony Abeson and has appeared in more than 30 productions throughout the United States. She holds a Post-Graduate Diploma in Directing from The National Institute of Dramatic Art in Sydney and has directed over 40 productions throughout America, Australia and New Zealand. In 2009, Lara was appointed Associate Artistic Director at The Court Theatre in Christchurch, and in 2010 went on to become Artistic Director in 2010 at Fortune Theatre in Dunedin. Throughout the last decade directing highlights include; Red; In the Next Room (or The Vibrator Play); Play; Tribes; Souvenir; The Caretaker; Punk Rock; Time Stands Still; and The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Nighttime. The last four years have seen her return to the freelancing world, working alongside various companies including: Auckland Theatre Company, Centrepoint Theatre, Playmarket NZ, South Pacific Pictures, University of Otago Theatre Studies and most recently as Acting Artistic Director at The Actors' Program in Auckland.
About the Cast of THE FLICK
Nick Dunbar (Sam) trained at Toi Whakaari: New Zealand Drama School graduating in 2003 and has a BA degree in German, Modern Lit. and Film, and a DipGrad in Theatre Studies from Otago University. Nick has most recently been seen at The Court Theatre in Mum’s Choir and The Biggest. His previous theatre credits include Up For Grabs; Big River; Who Needs Sleep Anyway?; Turbine; Live At Six!; The Spy Who Wouldn't Die Again; Le Sud (Downstage); Jacques Brel Is Alive And Well And Living In Paris; Drinking Games; Chekhov In Hell; Aladdin; The ACB; King Lear; Mary Stuart (Circa Theatre); Never Swim Alone; Jeff Koons; Metamorphosis; Turbine; Lonely Heart; Christ Almighty (Bats Theatre); King And Country; The Trial Of The Cannibal Dog and Candide (NZ International Arts Festival); The Hound of the Baskervilles (Fortune Theatre) and Peninsula (Fortune Theatre). Nick was nominated for Best Supporting Actor at the 2006 New Zealand TV and Film Awards for his role in the television series Insiders Guide To Love. His other television credits include Shortland Street; Super City 2; Paradise Cafe; M.I.F. and Wanted. Other appearances include Penumbra (AK07 festival); Lucia Di Lammermoor and La Boheme (The NBR New Zealand Opera) and roles in the feature films Show Of Hands, Aftershock and Until Proven Innocent.