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26 Jun 2015
MARKETING AND COMMUNICATIONS MANAGER – Toi Whakaari: NZ Drama School Toi Whakaari: NZ Drama School is New Zealand’s leading specialist tertiary education provider for the performing arts. We are looking for a talented marketing and communications practitioner to help us grow the school in an increasingly competitive environment. The main focus for the successful candidate will be on student recruitment – growing the number of enquiries the school receives as well as the number of applications and ensuring that every course is over-subscribed. [more]

26 Jun 2015
CREATIVE NEW ZEALAND’S REVIEW OF THEATRE Have your say in Creative New Zealand’s review of theatre Creative New Zealand is inviting you to participate in our review of how we can best support and develop New Zealand theatre. Our review will discuss Creative New Zealand’s responsibility for theatre, the key roles we fund through our multi-year investment programme Toi Tōtara Haemata (Arts Leadership) and how we prioritise our other funding programmes, initiatives and special opportunities. [more]

23 Jun 2015
DUNEDIN FRINGE SEEKS ADMINISTRATOR The Dunedin Fringe Arts Trust is looking for an administrator to assist with the running of the Trust and its projects. The Trust produces several annual events including the Dunedin Fringe Festival and the NZ Young Writers Festival. The successful candidate will have an interest in the arts, experience with keeping accounts, have an eye for detail and be comfortable working with a small and passionate team. The position is 20 hours per week ongoing. The position begins Monday 27 July 2015 (negotiable), ideally with some hand-over the week prior. [more]

4 Jun 2015
YOUNG PLAYWRIGHTS SHARE TOP HONOURS Auckland playwright Nathan Joe and Wellington playwright Cassandra Tse shared top honours in the Playwrights b4 25 competition, announced at a function at the Herald Theatre, Aotea Centre on Thursday 4 June 2015. The competition, run by Playmarket, recognises the best new writing for the stage by writers under the age of 25. [more]

2 Jun 2015
SHAKESPEARE’S GLOBE ON SCREEN – 2015 Shakespeare is alive and well and living in the 21st Century in New Zealand with a myriad of local live productions and a veritable feast of “live theatre on screen” from Shakespeare’s Globe On Screen (SGOS) 2015. [more]

28 May 2015
The Performance Arcade announces its open call to artists from New Zealand and around the world for its 2016 programme of works, which opens to the New Zealand public on Wellington Waterfront, March 2-6, 2016. [more]

25 May 2015
The Theatre NOW Project: New Work Generator Why don’t we make theatre about _________? The Theatre Now Project will facilitate an ongoing, long-term group of theatre writers, actors and directors interested in generating and developing new work to respond to the issues of NOW. [more]

21 May 2015
FORTUNE THEATRE 86 HOUR SHAKESPEARE MARATHON Here is our schedule! We may not be running to the minute. This page will keep you up to date with the real running time! [more]

12 May 2015
The play’s the thing—EXPLORING HAMLET A short lecture series exploring Hamlet as Elizabethan audiences would have experienced it, coincides with the Globe Theatre’s upcoming world tour of Shakespeare’s most famous play. Local Shakespeare expert David Lawrence will present the lectures through the Victoria University Continuing Education programme. As well as being suitable for anyone attending the Globe-to-Globe performance of Hamlet in Wellington on 1 to 2 June, he says, it is also aimed at people interested in how Shakespeare’s plays work in performance, both in their original context and today. [more]

8 May 2015
COMEDY FOR NEPAL Hosted by Te Radar Fundraiser for Oxfam New Zealand’s Nepal Earthquake Response The worst earthquake in 80 years has hit Nepal: buildings are flattened, thousands are injured, the death toll has exceeded 8000 and is rising every day. At this stage survivors are in a race against time to secure shelter and adequate sanitation before the monsoon rains begin in early June. [more]

22 Apr 2015
CALL FOR DIRECTORS The Summer Shakespeare Trust (Wellington) is seeking a Director for the 2016 Summer Shakespeare production Directors will be asked to choose from one of the following plays: Henry VIII | Julius Caesar | Love's Labour's Lost | The Comedy of Errors | Much Ado About Nothing [more]

31 Mar 2015
ARTS TO BE TRANSFERRED TO THE MINISTRY FOR PRIMARY INDUSTRIES Theatreview has discovered the Government plans to transfer oversight of the Arts and Creative Industries to the Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI). This will apply to all arts and creative products that originate in New Zealand – i.e. where the Intellectual Property (IP) is held by New Zealanders. [more]

28 Mar 2015
ADAM NZ PLAY AWARD 2015 WINNERS ANNOUNCED New Zealand’s dark history and violent present revealed in award-winning plays. PLAYMARKET is pleased to announce the ADAM NZ PLAY AWARD winners for 2015: Anders Falstie-Jensen for Centrepoint and Hone Kouka for Bless the Child. The Adam NZ Play Award recognises and celebrates the best in new writing for the theatre. Director of Playmarket Murray Lynch announced the win at Circa Theatre on 28 March 2015 alongside four other special award winners. [more]

21 Mar 2015
Binge Culture is currently in New York City on our first ever international tour. We are taking part in New Zealand New Performance Festival at La MaMa Experimental Theatre Club. We want to let you know that we are live streaming our six hour durational performance Break Up [We Need to Talk] on Saturday 21 March 1.30pm-7.30pm EST/ 21 March 5:30pm-11:30pm GMT/ Sunday 22 March at 6.30am- 12.30pm NZT at our website, [more]

18 Mar 2015
Celebrating our 25th year of creativity and chaos! 25th NZ Fringe Festival was celebrated Sunday 15th March with an Awards Ceremony at St Peter's on Willis Street, acknowledging the hard work, creativity and bravery of all participants - and encouraging them to push themselves and think out side the box for NZ Fringe 2016. [more]

14 Mar 2015
HUMOROUS ARTS TRUST (Wellington) SEEKS PART TIME ADMINISTRATOR The Humorous Arts Trust is a charitable trust helping grow and support the Wellington comedy community through workshops and regular gigs, including our open mic night Raw Meat Monday and the Wellington Raw Comedy Quest. We are bringing on board a part time administrator... [more]

6 Mar 2015
ADAM NZ PLAY AWARD 2015 The Adam NZ Play Award celebrates the best in new writing for the theatre. Playmarket is excited to announce the shortlisted plays and playwrights for 2015. [more]

5 Mar 2015
AUDITIONS IN CHRISTCHURCH FOR BOTH COURT THEATRE AND DUNEDIN’S FORTUNE THEATRE, 24 MARCH 2015 Auditions for The Court Theatre in Christchurch in conjunction with The Fortune Theatre from Dunedin will be happening at The Court Theatre on Tuesday 24 March 2015. Here's your chance to be seen by both companies. (The Fortune Theatre are also holding their own auditions on Wednesday 11 March, also in conjunction with The Court Theatre). [more]

3 Mar 2015
AUCKLAND FRINGE AWARDS CELEBRATE A CRACKER OF A SEASON. Running over a vibrant three weeks, Auckland Fringe and it’s participating companies and venues, have presented the city with a diverse programme of Theatre, Dance, Comedy and Music. Sadly it all came to a close on Sunday, and was celebrated at the highly anticipated 2015 Auckland Fringe Awards. Hosted by renowned taste-makers The Basement Theatre, the best of the high quality programme were recognized with awards hosted handsomely by Eli Mathewson and Hamish Parkinson. [more]

2 Mar 2015
BATS THEATRE LIMITED STAB 2015 Producer Fixed Term Contract POSITION DESCRIPTION POSITION PURPOSE The STAB commission is an integral part of the annual BATS Theatre programme. STAB originated in 1995 from BATS’ desire to initiate a commission that allowed theatre artists to experiment in a supportive environment. The STAB commission is funded by Creative New Zealand and commissioned by BATS, with BATS acting as the Executive Producer. The purpose of this position is to be the Wellington based producer for the project that has received the 2015 major STAB commission. This project is a collaboration between BATS, Long Cloud Youth Theatre and Canberra Youth Theatre. [more]

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