Denyce Su'a

Denyce completed a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Drama and is currently studying for a Master of Arts in Drama.

Denyce Su'a

“Studying a Bachelor of Arts exploded my mind with all the new things I was learning about drama and the world. What I love now about postgraduate study is the freedom I have to really focus on what I enjoy about theatre and performance, and its ability to highlight important issues and create changes within people.

“My masters project looks at what it means to be a triple minority within New Zealand and how the staging of those stories affects the audience. Storytelling is huge part of my Samoan culture and this is my adaption and staging of stories and experiences that are unique to young, brown females in Niu Sila (New Zealand).

“Being a postgraduate student is a personal journey, as well as an academic one. You need to be disciplined in how you manage your time, but it’s also super essential to remember that self-care is just as important. My time as a postgraduate student has definitely been the highlight of my studies so far, and I hope that everyone experiences the same growth in knowledge that I’ve been fortunate enough to have.”

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