Creating autobiographical performance work with Krishna Istha


WhenSaturday, 10 February 2024
From10.30am – 12.30pm
WhereSeason, Tāmaki Makaurau
Address Lower Albert Street, Commercial Bay, Tāmaki Makaurau 1010


Join UK-based performance artist Krishna Istha for a workshop that explores how artists and performers can craft autobiographical, genre-pushing works. Participants will delve into idea-generating exercises, examining the use of personal experiences to shape stories, experimenting with form and structure, and will be encouraged to create their own material. Drawing on the week of open research and development for Second Trimester at Season Gallery, participants are encouraged to drop into the making process during the week of Feb 5th before attending the workshop.

This workshop is limited to 8 people.


Krishna Istha is a London-based performance artist, comedian, theatre maker and screenwriter. They create socially conscious, form-pushing works about taboo or underrepresented experiences of gender, race and sexual politics. Most recently, they wrote on Netflix’s Sex Education (Season 4, Episode 3) and is a Netflix Documentary Talent Fund recipient. They were a Barbican Centre Open Lab artist (2021-22) and an Arts Admin Bursary Artist (2020-21). They were one of two shortlisted writers for the SKY Arts & Royal Society of Literature Writers Awards under screenwriting (2022), and came Runner-Up on Screenshot (2021) — a competition for comedy writer-performers hosted by Sister Pictures and South of the River Pictures.