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Oscar Kightley

OSCAR KIGHTLEY  

Nationality:    Samoan New Zealander
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Literary Agent:    Playmarket Inc  

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below is a list of Oscar Kightley's plays - click on a Play Title for more information

        Dawn Raids         Fresh Off the Boat         Frigate Bird Sings, A         Niu Sila         Romeo And Tusi         Tatau:Rites Of Passage



Dawn Raids

Synopsis:
a Samoan family living in auckland experiences stressful times during the infamous Labour Department 'Dawn Raids'

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Genre:
Play/Drama

Parts:
Male:  5            Female:  3            Other:  -

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Fresh Off the Boat

Synopsis:
the trials and tribulations of an immigrant Samoan family and their attempts to make sense of their new home.

Notes:
This play has reached the status of Pacific Islands classic

1st Produced:
Christchurch Arts Centre, NZ    1993

Organisations:
Pacific Underground

1st Published:
the Play Press, 2004   -

Music:
-

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Genre:
comedy/satire Comedy

Parts:
Male:  3            Female:  3            Other:  -

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Frigate Bird Sings, A

Synopsis:
Following the sudden death of her beloved mother, fa'afafine Vili is now the lady of the house. But looking after her rugby mad brother Sione and their devastated father takes its toll on lonely Vili. On K-Road she finds friends, fun and even the possibility of love. But when Vili brings her new friends home for the first time the family she cherishes spirals out of control. A richly human Drama, A FRIGATe BIRD SINGS is a timely call for tolerance for all cultures.
- http://www.theatreview.org.nz

Notes:
written by Dave Fane and Oscar Kightley

1st Produced:
Mangere Arts Centre, Auckland    09 Oct 2012

Organisations:
Auckland Theatre Company

1st Published:
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Music:
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Genre:
Play/Drama

Parts:
Male:  6            Female:  -            Other:  -

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Niu Sila

Synopsis:
This theatrical two-hander was inspired by armstrong´s upbringing. Two childhood mates, a Samoan and a Palagi, discover cultural difference and commonality in a ´60s suburb.

Notes:
written by Dave Armstrong And Oscar Kightley

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Organisations:
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1st Published:
Playmarket,    -

Music:
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Genre:
full length Play/Drama

Parts:
Male:  2            Female:  -            Other:  -

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Romeo And Tusi

Synopsis:
A story of two teenagers growing up in a state housing area, whose parents are constantly at war with each other. With fate having them meet at 'the housie', the two fall in love  but will their different ethnicities keep them apart?
- http://www.theatreview.org.nz

Notes:
Previously performed as part of the Whitireia Graduate Season. Written by erolia Ifopo and Oscar Kightley, Romeo and Tusi' takes a hilarious Pacific twist on Shakespeare's timeless classic.

1st Produced:
Whitireia Performance Centre, 25-27 Vivian Street, Wellington    17 Jan 2013

Organisations:
Positively Pasifika 2013

1st Published:
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Music:
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Genre:
love story

Parts:
Male:  5            Female:  2            Other:  -

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Tatau:Rites Of Passage

Synopsis:
In 1995 Zeal was invited to New Zealand to co-produce a new work with Christchurch-based Samoan theatre company PaCIFIC UNDeRGROUND. Based on the ancient tradition of the tatau (tattoo) and following the stories of post-war Polynesian migration to New Zealand

Notes:
Devised And performed by Anton Carter, Rob Dilley, Meg Dunn, erolia Ifopo, Oscar Kightley, Karen Lantry, Shimpal Lelisi, Mishelle Muagututi'a, Stefo Nantsou And Joy Vaele

1st Produced:
aotea Centre in Auckland    1996

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Genre:
Play/Drama

Parts:
Male:  6            Female:  4            Other:  -

Further Reference:
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