Mates & Lovers: interview with Ronald Trifero Nelson

October 19, 2010

Chris Brickell’s book Mates and Lovers: A History of Gay New Zealand sheds light on a part of our history previously confined to closets and court records, detailing the history of male homosexuality in this country since the 19th Century. Spark journalist Ian Anderson speaks to Ronald Trifero Nelson, who has adapted this book for the theatre.

To start with, what do you set out to do when you make theatre?

Well it’s an old Fabian idea, to entertain and educate.

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