2023 Festival Guest Curator
Robert Lord Writers Cottage Young Writer in Residence 2023
She currently resides in Auckland where she works as a comedian and writer. She has performed on 7 Days, Guy Montgomery's Guy Mont-Spelling Bee and Shortland Street. Abby is the recipient of the 2023 Billy T James award for her show La Soupco.
Over the years, Allan has spearheaded and been a member of various international exchanges to foster collaboration with creative industries and communities globally. His kaupapa lies in uplifting Aotearoa creatives, championing their original independent works to gain recognition and success both in New Zealand and across the globe.