Jess Holly Bates is a Pakeha artist, writer, performer and theatre maker based in Auckland, NZ. After completing her MA Thesis on critical whiteness and embodied colonialism, she ventured into creative practice. In 2014, Anahera Press published her acclaimed and searing work of poetic theatre Real Fake White Dirt, awarded Best Writing at NZ Fringe (2015), and performed from Edinburgh to Wellington. In 2013 she was awarded the Playmarket Best NZ Script for her short work Lucky C*ntry (Short and Sweet Festival). Her latest work, The Offensive Nipple Show, comes to the Sydney and Melbourne Fringe later this year.
The Early Words: Who Tells Our Stories?
Wednesday 22 June, 8:30am
Festival Long Events: The Gazette
Festival long. Pick up in venues all around town.
The Early Words: Public Writers, Private Lives
Thursday 23 June, 8:30am
Masterclass: Emerging Programmers
Monday 20 June, 10:00am
The Next Big Thing
Monday 20 June, 6:15pm