Jess Holly Bates

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.