The scripts for the piece were created by three award-winning New Zealand writers, Jamie McCaskill, Ralph MCubbin- Howell, and Claire O’Loughlin, and are voiced by a cast of six New Zealand actors, and the immersive soundscape for the entire piece was composed by Emmy-award winning composer Tane Upjohn-Beatson.
The installation creates a natural harmony between light and voice, and the three scripts are humorous, beautiful, and deeply relevant to New Zealand right now. Three Nests was originally commissioned by the NZ Festival of the Arts as a part of For The Birds. It premiered at the NZ Festival and was reviewed as one of the highlights.
Created by Marcus McShane