Professor Angie Farrow, ONZM, of Wellington, for services to the arts, particularly theatre
Professor Angie Farrow, of Wellington, for services to the arts, particularly theatre
Professor Angie Farrow has written more than 50 plays, which have been widely performed internationally. She was Executive Producer of the annual Manawatū Summer Shakespeare.
She began lecturing with Massey University in 1995 and in 2019 became the first Professor of Theatre Studies at Massey University. She instituted the Expressive Arts programme within the University’s Bachelor of Communication. She set up a resident artist scheme which has run for 14 years. She developed the Festival of New Arts, in which students collaborated with the public to devise original scripts and choreograph stories, performances and multimedia presentations. Professor Farrow was Chair of the Manawatū Arts Committee, is currently President of the Playwrights Association of New Zealand, and has been a judge of the Women’s International Playwriting Conference.