Paul Alan Maunder Biography 1991

MAUNDER, Paul Alan
Film and Theatre Director; Writer
Born Napier, 8 February 1945, son of Graham Ireland and Florence (née Cottle); Partner, Pauline Harper; one daughter
Educated: College Street School, Palmerston North; Palmerston North Boys High School; Victoria University, Bachelor of Arts 1965; National institute of Dramatic Arts, University of New South Wales, Diploma Drama 1967; London Film School, Diploma Film 1969
Teacher, Wellington, Sydney, while studying; Director, National Film Unit after London Film School; introduced dramatised documentary format covering range of social issues; involved at same time with Amamus Theatre Group which performed at Institute of Contemporary Arts, London, Festival of Open Theatre, Poland 1975; freelance film, Television, 1976-80, exploring archetypal style of theatre based on work of Polish innovator Jerzy Grotowki; work culminated in presentation of theatrical trilogy, Song of a Kiwi, and feature film Sons for the Return Home; developed more politically motivated theatre, 1981-86, involving biculturalism (Theatre of the Eight Day), working in collaboration with Maori, Polynesians; involved in field of community culture
Best Short Film, Berlin Festival, 1970;  Ngaio Marsh Playwriting Award 1972; Feltex Award, Best Drama, 1973;  Golden Prize, Asian and Pacific Young Filmmakers Festival, 1975; QEII Overseas Study Award, 1975;  Best Actor Karlovy Vary Film Festival, 1980; Commonwealth Foundation Fellowship to study popular theatre, Zimbabwe, 1987
Member, HART Committee,1983-85; Secretary, Mitchelltown Society, 1981-89; helped establish Waimapihi Housing Co-operative, 1989; Member, Wellington Community Arts Club, 1988-
Publications: Plays: I Rode My Horse Down the Road 1971; The Wall Street Banks in London have Closed, 1972; 3 Square Chain and Ten, 1972; ’51, 1973; Pictures, 1974; Gallipoli, 1975; Valita, 1976; Oedipus. 1978; Everyman, 1981; Electra, 1982; State of Play, 1983; Te Tutakitanga I Te Puna, 1984; Ngati Pakeha, 1985; Ko Te Kimihanga, 1987; The Great Petone Survival Show, 1988; The Boy Who Says Yes, 1989;  The People Play Hamlet, 1990; Maui and Mariama, 1990
Films: Birthday, 1970; Gone up North for a While, 1972; One of Those People Who Live in the World, 1973; Landfill, 1975; Sons for the Return Home, 1980
Sports: Central Districts Cricket team, 1961-62 season
Recreations: classical guitar, reading
Address: 20 Buick Street, Petone

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New Zealand Who’s Who 12th edition 1991

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1991

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Reed Publishing

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582/589/33211

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