Desirée's award-winning play NUCLEAR FAMILY has been selected for a dramatized reading

at the WPIC in Santiago de Chile

7 to 12 October 2018  

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stageplay by Desiree Gezentsvey

based on the novel of the same title by Christine Leunens

 World Premiere at Circa Theatre, Wellington, August 2017

 “A commendably ambitious enterprise with an intriguingly international sweep… Its themes are universal and sweeping... The surprises are ingenious…” – THEATREVIEW

“Engaging and provocative” – DOMINION POST

“Very powerful” - KIWIBLOG



Desirée's Bilingual Poetry Book  'next time around / la próxima vez'

 available at SteeleRoberts


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"A play that deserves to become the talk of the fringe... a beautiful and poised piece that takes a heartfelt look at very complex ideas... rich in humour, emotion and pathos. A charming, sometimes dark, always entertaining exploration of what it means to be a migrant in a foreign world. The sheer skill and talent in Yael Gezentsvey’s performance is mind-boggling... her talent and the well written script take precedence with no smoke and mirrors... Intriguing... witty... a warm, friendly, and touching insight into one of the most difficult and least covered issues in the world today.” – EDINBURGH FRINGE REVIEW

"Intricate writing and beautiful voices... Yael Gezentsvey seamlessly slips from character to character to create a vivid family dynamic...a thoroughly engaging story... just lovely." – THREE WEEKS

“The script (by Desirée Gezentsvey), written with heart, tragedy and a fair balance of true comedy, is remarkable. It veers between calamity and wit so deftly, and the characters are so well drawn, it feels and rings so true… personal and raw, emotional… Yael Gezentsvey is a uniquely talented actor… her real skill lies in her ability to embody the roles so completely, with the type of abandon one associates with a far more experienced, older actor… A riveting performance…” – FRINGE REVIEW

An exceptional piece of theatre not to be missed!” – FRINGE BENEFITS


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