Almost flawless - Adam NZ Play Awards Panel

Everybody fails, sometimes spectacularly. But not everyone has the courage to tell the world about it.

Gravity & Grace is a smart new production by Bruce Mason Playwriting Award-winning duo Eleanor Bishop and Karin McCracken based on a thrilling autobiographical fiction by acclaimed feminist writer Chris Kraus.

Brimming with intellect, humour and rich visuals, the show follows Kraus through the production of an ill-fated film in Auckland in the 90s, her bold move to punk New York in the 70s, and to a disastrous appearance at a Berlin film market. Along the way, she has encounters with some of the greatest artists and philosophers of the 20th century.

See this daring, fiercely funny and captivating production at its world premiere this Festival.

The development of Gravity & Grace was supported by Aotearoa New Zealand Festival of the Arts and Auckland Arts Festival.

There is a post-show talk on Saturday 9 March.

Ka taka tātou katoa, ērangi kāore te nuinga mō te whakapāho i aua heke.

Koia tēnei ko te whakaaturanga toi whakaari o Gravity and Grace, he urutaunga nō te pukapuka o Aliens & Anorexia Chris Kraus.

He mea hanga a Gravity and Grace e te tokorua nei e Eleanor Bishop rāua ko Karin McCracken. He mea hanga i runga i te haukiri paki a te kaikōkiri mana wahine nei a Chris Kraus.

Artist Credits

Created by

Eleanor Bishop and Karin McCracken


Eleanor Bishop


Nī Dekkers-Reihana, Simon Leary, Karin McCracken, Sam Snedden, Rongopai Tickell

Performance Designer

Meg Rollandi

AV Designer

Owen McCarthy

Music and Sound Designer

Emi 恵美 Pogoni

Light Designer

Rob Larsen

Stage Manager

Natasha Thyne

AV Operator

Rachel Neser

Production Management

Pilot Productions


Melanie Hamilton

Partnered by
Thanks to

Circa Theatre

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