Nina Nawalowalo is the founder and artistic director of The Conch theatre in Wellington. After a career spanning 30 years she was recently awarded the Senior Pacific Artist Award from Creative New Zealand.
She is the creative force behind the internationally acclaimed works Vula, Masi, and The White Guitar.
Of Fijian and Pakeha descent Nina is passionate about making Pasifika voices heard through the performing arts.
Here are the favourite things she discussed:
Floating islanders - Lisa Warrington and David O’Donnell
Alex Ferguson - My autobiography
Keith Johnstone - Improvisation and the theatre
Duck, Death and the Tulip Author and illustrator Wolf Aribruch
Tausili's Music - Gareth Farr
Nino Rota - Carlotta's Gallop
Scribe - Not Many
Ludovico Einaudi - Due Tramonti
Stand up Comedy - Wanda Sykes
Laurel and Hardy
Taika - Boy
Love and inspired by:
Still I Rise - Maya Angelou