11 May 2014

Sisters in Arms

From Standing Room Only, 1:30 pm on 11 May 2014

Only a few women surgeons managed to fight their way to the Front Line in the First World War - and one of them was a New Zealander. Jessie Scott's story is being told in a theatre production that's being co-created by Dunedin group Ake Ake and a Serbian theatre company. Sisters in Arms received around $30,000from Creative New Zealand, as part of its funding for First World War centenary events. Jessica Latton from Ake Ake first met Serbian director Sanja Krsmanovic Tasic when her Serbian company performed in New Zealand back in 1999. Sisters in Arms will premiere in Belgrade in September before being performed in Dunedin.