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DIRECTOR: patrick graham
patrick graham graduated in 2005 from the University of Auckland with a Masters of Creative and Performing arts. As part of his masters degree patrick directed a production of Georg Buchner's Woyzeck at the Musgrove Studio theatre, to critical acclaim.
Woyzeck by Georg Buchner, directed by Patrick Graham at The Maidment
Studio Theatre 27 May - 5 June 2004. Reviewed by Raewyn Alexander :
"Graham has daringly directed the actors towards the grotesque and
unexpected, yet elements like plain costumes pull the experience down
to basics. The results are tense with room to imagine more, a clever
move to pare everything else back with such strong deliveries."
Prior to that patrick gained an undergraduate degree from Unitec School Performing and Screen majoring in writing for live performance.
Patrick has worked in the field of theatre as a writer director and actor. Most notably he directed the 2006 production of the University of Auckland's Outdoor Summer Shakespeare The Comedy of Errors.
Summer Shakespeare: The Comedy of Errors at Auckland University Quad
New Zealand Herald 13.02.06. Reviewed by Paul Semi-Barton:
"By dealing with a little known work, the director is liberated from
the constraints that accompany more revered texts and Patrick Graham
makes the most of the chance by conjuring up a dreamlike space where
Kiwiana meets Monty Pythonâ€¦ "
Comedy of Errors: Fred Drag does Shakespeare! 24FEB06 - Reviewed Chris Banks
"There's something about the outdoor summer evening atmosphere and
setting that allows a director to really go to town with material like
this, and go to town Graham has, crafting a version of the play that
manages to be absurdist, energetic, innovative and rib-ticklingâ€¦"
Patrick has had scripts performed at the Silo Theatre (2001) and the Wellington Fringe festival (2001 & 2007). Recently, his script Lost Girls was a finalist in Smackbang Theatre company's PlayWright 20006 competition held at the Herald Theatre. His production iS - an existential musical comedy received critical praise for the 2006 season at the Herald Theatre.
Reviewed by Kathryn Van Beek www.theatreview.or.nz:
"In every aspect of the production of iS, there is something beautiful
and something unsettling.... it is also a groundbreaking and
genre-defying work filled with possibilities. Truly theatre for young
people, iS is also Patrick Graham's best work to date, and bodes well
for his future as a writer and director. "
Patrick script Lost Girls toured to the 2007 Wellington Fringe Festival performed at Bats theatre garnering praise for it's brutally frank telling of three young women who are abducted and murdered. Lost Girls has also toured to The Herald Theatre in Auckland.
Reviewed by Mike Norman from fringe.org.nz:
Remembering Lost Girls: What a great play! The three actresses in this play, Lost Girls, do a great job of portraying three different girls during the day before they all went missing. Brought to mind a few big news stories of years ago of certain young girls who had been taken by someone unknown
Reviewed by Laurie Atkinson, 3 Mar 2007, originally published in The Dominion Post:
" Lost Girls is a play with a message: 'we need to look out for ourselves and each other'.â€¦ a worthy play.."
Patrick recently directed Shakespeare's The Taming of the Shrew for Auckland University's Stage 2 production to sell out audiences at the Musgrove studio theatre part of the Maidment theatre.
Reviewed by Renee Liang, October 10-20
IN THIS hilariously twisted adaptation by Patrick Graham, a band of motley tramps capture two modern-day girlies gossiping on the edge of what appears to be a Mad Max-esque rubbish tip, and inexplicably force them to perform in their staging of Shakespeare's Taming of the Shrew, the lines of which (incidentally) the girls know off by heart.
His latest production is a fundraising season of A Midsummer night's Dream for the Auckland University Summer Shakespeare in the Drama Studio on the university campus.
After a sold-out extended season at the Wine Cellar on K'rd, theatrewhack in association with STAMP and THE EDGE ® present a return season of iS - an existential musical comedy
Attempts on Her life
by Martin Crimp
opens in Auckland at the University of Auckland on September 10th.
Attempts to describe her?
Attempts to destroy her?
Or attempts to destroy herself?