Me and Robert McKee

Cast 2m
ISBN 978 1 877319 14 3
Teachers' discount $17
RRP $22.50

Me & Robert McKee
Greg McGee

"Anyone can write… Writing is the great free market of artistic expression. There’s no prohibitive overheads, you just need pen and paper. There’s no professional organisation you have to join before you’re allowed to do it, no exams to pass, no subs to pay, no fees, no licence. It’s open slather. Entirely self-regulatory. You can do whatever you please. Like banking."Greg McGee

Greg McGee's new play Me & Robert McKee sees him at the top of his game with a sharp, funny play about the three 'M's - money, marriage and mate-ship.

According to Billy, a writer, "character is destiny". He's facing the certain end of his marriage and the likely end of his career. Reliant on teaching scriptwriting for a living and the bottle for oblivion, his sense of self-worth is teetering on the edge. When Mac, his best friend, a banker and would-be producer, offers him a screenplay to write, the offer is not all it seems...

Me & Robert McKee won an award for Best Stage Play, Moondance Festival 2009; and was runner-up in Playmarket’s Adam New Zealand Play Award 2010.

"As brilliant a play as you’d expect from the writer of the watershed Foreskin’s Lament."City Voice

"Me & Robert McKee ... is a funny, moving, elaborately structured and highly entertaining crossword-puzzle kind of a play about writing for film – and of course, theatre. Think the Coen brothers’ Barton Fink, Charlie Kaufman’s Adaptation and Roger Hall’s excellent play State of the Play. Like them Me and Robert McKee is about writer’s block and above all the artifice of storytelling ..."                           The Dominion

"It’s a wonderfully elusive beast, Greg McGee’s Me & Robert McKee. The minute you attempt to describe it, you know it’s really about something else. It’s as intriguing, attractive and slippery as that brilliant idea artists are forever attempting to capture and trap ..."
"... the audience was fully tuned in, gripped by the tensions, laughing aloud at the moments of release and increasingly intrigued by the moral complexities and a growing awareness of how ephemeral our hold on reality – on what we think the reality is – can be."
"In the end it is the elusive, allusive and ephemeral qualities of Me & Robert McKee that leave us excited by McGee’s metaphysical magicianship. The foyer was abuzz afterwards." Theatreview