SHORT + SWEET THEATRE
Show 2 | 6 – 8 September
Donald Trump was only the beginning of the end of democracy in America. By 2026 AD, the United States is repressing opinions, controlling all media and oppressing minorities. Independence Day used to celebrate old American values such liberty and freedom is now a solemn observance of God’s founding of America. Parades are more like religious processions and fireworks are a only a memory. Elsie is waking up to the Fourth of July weekend sick, alone and without hope of recovery, but has to get her story out to the rest of the world by recording a ten-minute video to be clandestinely smuggled out of the country.
Writer Ronald Trifero Nelson
Director Ronald Trifero Nelson
Ronald grew up in the American Midwest, but shifted to Wellington from Washington DC nearly 15 years ago. He graduated from Victoria University of Wellington and Toi Whakaari: NZ Drama School with a Masters (MTA) in Directing in 2012. He has concentrated on work centred on works that reflect, engage and inspire the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, takataapui, fa’afafine, and queer communities of Aotearoa New Zealand. His 2012 Mates And Lovers had six seasons throughout New Zealand and was awarded with good houses and good reviews. Ronald has recently returned from Australia where he worked a Trade Union Organiser.