We invite you to be a part of the first public reading of Unflattering Smock the story of the New Zealand caregiver.
Welcome to Sunnyvale Rest home and Hospital where we find six wahine from very different backgrounds working together like a well oiled machine. Step inside the life of the caregiver – the gossip, the grind, the drama. Life on the floor of Sunnyvale has its ups and downs, but the sisterhood always remains.
Written by Rose Kirkup who spent eight years working in rest homes through out the Hutt Valley and Wellington. Unflattering Smock is her love letter to the women and men in Aotearoa. Who sacrifice aspects of their lives to care for our loved ones, in one of life’s most vulnerable times.
Public Script Readings:
Koha / Pay what you like.
28 September 2018
12 Cambridge Terrace, Te Aro
29 September 2018
Upper Hutt Primary School
49 Martin St, Wallaceville, Upper Hutt
Running Time: Approx 90mins
Writer: Rose Kirkup
Director: Erina Daniels
Producer: Nic Lane & Rose Kirkup
Directed by Chris Ulutupu
Camera: Kevin Cartwright
Lighting: Owen Losefa McCarthy
Actors: Moana Ete, Vanessa Kumar, Sarita So
Production Design: Rowan Pierce & Owen McCarthy
Sound: Jason Wright
Script advise: Victor Rodger
Creative NZ, Wellington City Council, Playmarket NZ, Heidi Holbrook, BATS Theatre & Auckland Live.