Andrea Quinlan

Andrea Quinlan is a writer and performer based in Christchurch, New Zealand. She is the author of the poetry chapbooks We Speak Girl (Dancing Girl Press, 2012), The Mysteries of Laura (Birds of Lace, 2013) and I Wear My Heart on My Sleeve (Dancing Girl Press, 2016).


The Wonderful Miss Ward was performed by Christchurch’s Elmwood Players in Matariki – A Season of NZ One-Act Plays, 8-11 August, 2018, directed by the playwright.

“If you visit the Switzers gold field, you may meet dancer Arabella Ward. Is she an actor in the living history theatre or is she someone who has a much deeper link to the area’s history?”