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David Geary

Writer, Actor [Ngā Mahanga]

Award-winning all-rounder David Geary began writing at Victoria University, and continued while studying acting at Toi Whakaari. Since graduating in 1987 he has written prolifically for stage (Lovelock’s Dream Run, The Learner’s Stand), and also television - from sketch show Away Laughing to Shortland Street. His acting roles include award-winning short Eau de la Vie, and three seasons on police show Shark in the Park.

Geary’s plays are characterised by their physicality, their mordant humour and their critique of entrenched Kiwi mythologies. Simon Garrett, in the Oxford Companon to New Zealand Literature