After shaking up stages in England, The Writer has made it way to New Zealand, running until September 18 at Q Theatre, The Spinoff reports. For director Sophie Roberts, also artistic director of Silo Theatre, the script ticked more than a few boxes, most pertinently that she hadn’t seen a play like this before. “The central idea of the play is female expression and what it costs to make good art as a woman,” Roberts says. “[British playwright Ella] Hickson is challenging storytelling, what theatre is, what art is, and the restrictions on all these things by the patriarchy.”