Q: Hi Ralph! Can you describe your show TRÖLL in five words or less?

A: A lo-fi wi-fi fable

Q: What do you want tamariki /children to take away from your show?

A: The nourishment of a good story, the excitement of getting spooked in the theatre, and an appreciation of how bad the internet was in the 90s!

Q: What are you most looking forward to in the Capital E National Arts Festival?

A: Bunk Puppets’  Swamp Juice because we’re excited by the idea of making shadow-puppets from junk, and Taki Rua’s Te Kuia Me Te Pūngāwerewere because we’re interested in watching theatre that isn’t in English.

Q: How has theatre helped you grow your creative spirit?

A: Theatre is all about the connection in the room, leaning into fear and failure, and finding creative solutions to problems.

Q: What’s your earliest ‘creative’ memory?

A: My dad was the lead in a production of Macbeth when I was about four. I remember tagging along to rehearsal one day where he introduced me to the actress playing Lady Macbeth by saying “this is my wife” and I was gripped by an existential crisis as I took this to mean he had a secret other marriage unbeknownst to mum. 

Make sure to catch Ralph in TRÖLL at the Capital E National Arts Festival on Saturday March 9, 2019.

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