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Ko Taranaki ma Ngati Pakeha toku iwi. David Geary taku ingoa. My name is David Geary and I descend from the New Zealand Maori tribe – Taranaki, and on my Ngati Pakeha side I am from English, Scots and Irish blood. I am a dual citizen of Canada and New Zealand, now living in North Vancouver. I work in theatre, film and television as a writer, director, story editor and dramaturg. I’m also an actor, fiction writer, poet and educator. In 2010 I taught the MA in Scriptwriting at the International Institute of Modern Letters at Victoria University of Wellington, NZ. I was a dramaturg at Native Earth Theatre Company’s 2011 Weesageechak Festival and will talk about my work as a dramaturg at Full Circle’s 2012 Talking Stick Festival.