The History of Lesbian Theatre in New Zealand
A short but detailed history by Auckland based scholar Doreen Agassiz-Suddens.
Looking for evidence of early lesbian theatre in New Zealand is like trying to hold onto shadows. It is known to be there but it cannot be grasped and held onto for close inspection.
Lesbian theatre is a flexible term which can emcompass theatre by and for lesbians, plays about lesbians and plays where lesbian theatre-goers must read between the lines. There is also lesbian / feminist political theatre and improvisational forms such as Playback theatre.