Off The Page (2022)
a devised anthology-style theatre show, commissioned for the 2022 Featherston Booktown Festival.
'Off The Page' was devised by James Ladanyi, after being approached by the Featherston Booktown Council in 2021, to create a small-sized theatre work based around New Zealand literature. The kaupapa of the work was to champion lesser-known pieces of writing from Aotearoa's wider fictional canon, and bring these stories into the theatre medium.
The play was staged at the Dickensian Bookshop, and the Messines Bookshop in Featherston, as well as touring to four schools in the wider Wairarapa region.
Funding was secured for the work via the Trust House Foundation.