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Go Solo

Go Solo is a series of short audio dramas performed by graduating actors from Toi Whakaari, New Zealand's National Drama School. The show is broadcast on Radio New Zealand and is available to listen to on its website.

In theatre the solo or one-person-show is arguably the biggest challenge an actor will face – alone on stage to tell a story that will grab and hold the attention of a paying audience. Forget a line or lose where you are in the script and there's no one to save you.

Just this sort of challenge faces students in their final year of training at Toi Whakaari – The NZ Drama School. And to add to the challenge the students have to entertain an audience for 20 minutes with a piece they themselves must create from scratch. In 2002 Radio New Zealand Drama began recording a selection of the most radio-friendly of the annual, 'Go Solo' pieces.