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Joseph Harper is a writer and theatre-maker living in Auckland.

Joseph's work has been nominated for the Billy T Comedy Award, The Chapman Tripp Award for Outstanding New Playwright, and has twice been shortlisted for the Adam NZ Play award.

His past works include Billy Pilgrim or; Marching Toward Death with Wobbly Legs Like a Velociraptor, The Boy and the Bicycle, Atlas/ Mountains/ Dead Butterflies, and Honey.

In 2013, he performed Think: Tree (Omoutautahi) a play about his sense of self and belonging in post-quake Christchurch.

He also works with children who have learning difficulties and plays social softball.

Content by Joseph

Money for nothing, no chips for free

Appearing in an ad for a fast-food chain led Joseph Harper to the uncomfortable realisation that dreams don't always result in dollars, and not all important work is valuable.

On holiday, as a relationship breaks down

Travelling can bring out the best and the worst in a relationship. Joseph Harper tells a story of love lost in Abel Tasman National Park.