David O'Donnell is a theatre director and associate professor in theatre at Victoria University of Wellington. He has directed many premieres of New Zealand plays, including Heat by Lynda Chanwai-Earle and West End Girls by Ken Duncum. In 2004 he was voted director of the year in the Chapman Tripp eatre Awards for directing David Edgar's Albert Speer, and in 2015 he won a Pookela directing award from the Hawaii State Theatre Council. David has published widely on New Zealand theatre, including co-editing (with Marc Maufort) Performing Aotearoa (2007), and has been editor of the Playmarket New Zealand Play Series since 2010. Lisa Warrington is a theatre director and associate professor in theatre studies at the University of Otago. She has directed over 125 productions, including 30 for Dunedin's professional company the Fortune Theatre. She has commissioned new works and served as director or dramaturg with Playmarket (the national playwrights' agency) on a number of new play workshops. She co-edited Playlunch, a volume of short plays that is now in its second edition (OUP), and has published a number of articles on New Zealand theatre and colonial theatre history.