Sam Scott & Wesley Dowdell
Sam Scott is the director of the stage play Whero's New Net, a new show by Albert Belz, featuring an adaptation of short stories by Witi Ihimaera. It is set in London, Auckland, and Gisborne. Whero Mahana, the heroine of the play, is a musician with songs of grit and tears pulsing through her veins.
In London to chase a dream far away from New Zealand, she is presented with a diary that confirms her longing for home. As the lines between her past and present fracture, her father's stories force Whero to make painful choices about where her dreams really lie. It is a play about Aroha.
The SPARK audience will be able to see the play at the Clarence St Theatre during SPARK week.
Wesley Dowdell, an Auckland actor recently seen in Outrageous Fortune, will talk with Sam about life on stage and in film and will specifically discuss the relationship between actor and director as well as the challenges and experiences in acting for stage and screen.