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29 Jul 2014
TIMON OF ATHENS auditions, Wellington, 13 & 14/9 New Zealand's first production of Shakespeare's Timon of Athens in 150 years! Want to know how a city’s most popular and successful man can end up bankrupt and destitute? The Summer Shakespeare Trust is thrilled to announce that 2015’s Victoria University of Wellington Summer Shakespeare will be Timon of Athens, directed by Brett Adam, Head of Directing at Toi Whakaari: NZ Drama School. [more]

27 Jul 2014
The Bacchanals are taking Dean Parker's ONCE WE BUILT A TOWER to the South Island http://www.boosted.org.nz/projects/taking-dean-parker%27s-once-we-built-a-tower-to-the-south-island The Bacchanals are a multi-award winning company based in Wellington, dedicated to exploring text-based theatre, redefining classic works, and ensuring that theatre remains a place for social, spiritual, political and psychological debate. The Bacchanals believe that theatre should be accessible to all - economically, intellectually and geographically - and that audiences should be able to access theatre outside of the main centres. [more]

21 Jul 2014
ELIZABETH O'CONNOR 1956-2014 It is with great sadness that we note the passing of Elizabeth O’Connor, a theatre stalwart of Christchurch, a valued teacher, scholar, dramaturge, Literary Manager at the Court Theatre and a sometime reviewer for Theatreview and Radio NZ. [more]

18 Jul 2014
ARTIST FORUM The Performance Arcade 2015 Sunday 27 July, 2pm-4pm at The Hub, Toi Poneke, Abel Smith Street, Wellington. The Playground is running an informal artist forum and workshop for anyone applying to be part of The Performance Arcade 2015 or who is interested in making a contribution to the event. [more]

17 Jul 2014
SUMMER SHAKESPEARE WELLINGTON 2015 SEEKS STAGE MANAGER SUMMER SHAKESPEARE (Wellington) 2015: Timon of Athens [more]

17 Jul 2014
SUMMER SHAKESPEARE (Wellington) 2015: Timon of Athens Marketing and Publicity Manager [more]

16 Jul 2014
FEEDBACK REQUESTED TO AUCKLAND COUNCIL’S DRAFT ARTS & CULTURE STRATEGIC ACTION PLAN by 4pm 24/07 Auckland Council published the Draft Arts & Culture Strategic Action Plan (ACSAP) on Monday 22 June and has invited written feedback and input on the Draft Plan. Submissions close at 4pm Thursday 24 July. A copy of the summary of the Draft Plan is available online here – and printed copies are now at libraries and Local Board offices across Auckland. [more]

14 Jul 2014
Te Kura Toi Whakaari o Aotearoa New Zealand Drama School We're hitting the road...to Auckland! Toi Whakaari: NZ Drama School is heading up to the 'big smoke' this August! We'll be getting in touch with individual schools very shortly, if you'd like us to visit your school feel free to get in touch with us as well ... [more]

8 Jul 2014
ATC: THE NEXT STAGE FESTIVAL OF NEW WORK Auckland Theatre Company's Literary Unit is calling for submissions of full-length plays (either original works or adaptations) for its annual national festival of new work, The Next Stage. [more]

8 Jul 2014
SILO: WORKING TITLES 2015 A development programme for female writers. WORKING TITLES has been part of Silo Theatre's development arm since 2012. In 2015, they are looking to create a development opportunity specifically for female theatre makers. [more]

24 Jun 2014
Q PRESENTS 2015 Applications now open! Q Presents continues to act as an exciting opportunity to work in venue partnership with Q Theatre and our experienced team to bring your ideas to life. Now in its fourth year, Q has supported a variety of works as part of Q Presents ... [more]

24 Jun 2014
THE FESTIVAL OF PERFORMING OBJECTS Dear Artists and performance / buskers The Festival of Performing Objects will take place at the Estuary Arts Centre in Orewa in the month of August. Click here to view the programme For the month of August Estuary Arts Centre will curate an Exhibition of Performing Objects supported by an extensive programme including performance, artist talks and animation workshops. [more]

23 Jun 2014
Weds 25 JUne - Auckland arts and creative sector leaders join with Council representatives to discuss the new Draft Arts & Culture Strategic Action Plan - artists are invited [more]

19 Jun 2014
FLY BATS HOME – UPDATE BATS calls for community to join flight home BATS Theatre is gearing up, literally, for a return to a strengthened and refurbished building late this year and has announced a deadline of August 1st to reach a target of $25,000 through their fundraising website at www.flybatshome.co.nz . “The construction work at 1 Kent Terrace is nearing completion and BATS’ landlords are making sure it’ll be a beautiful building,” says Board Chair Victoria Spackman. “BATS is getting ready to fit out the building with all the gear required to turn it back into a theatre, but we need to raise more than $600,000 dollars to make that happen.” [more]

17 Jun 2014
PLAYMARKET: PLAYS FOR THE YOUNG COMPETITION DEADLINE 31 JULY 2014. Do you have an original and inventive play written for young people, whether you are new or experienced in writing for the young? We are seeking the best of all plays that fall into this category, including plays written by teachers especially for the classroom, adaptations of fairy tales and legends, and the most searing explorations of adolescence written by teenagers themselves.
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16 Jun 2014
Tawata Productions Presents MATARIKI DEVELOPMENT FESTIVAL 2014 23 June – 5 July CELEBRATING MATARIKI The Matariki Development Festival 2014 – lovingly known as MDF 2014 – returns home to Circa Theatre to celebrate the fifth year of this annual festival. MDF 2014 brings you the Development Season of 2080 the much anticipated new play by playwright AROHA WHITE. The festival line up also shares with you new writing by HONE KOUKA and MOANA ETE. [more]

16 Jun 2014
THE PERFORMANCE ARCADE 2015 call for proposals now open The Playground NZ is pleased to announce an open call to artists from New Zealand and around the world for The Performance Arcade 2015 programme. [more]

16 Jun 2014
CREATIVE NEW ZEALAND TO INVEST $1.92 MILLION IN NATIONAL TOURING A $1.92 million initiative to encourage national touring of contemporary New Zealand theatre, dance and music has been approved by Creative New Zealand’s Arts Council. Creative New Zealand will invest $1.92 million over the next three financial years in an agency to provide national touring services and an associated fund for touring costs. [more]

11 Jun 2014
DEEP ANATOMY: WHERE PERFORMANCE AND FREE-DIVING MEET The Playground NZ in association with Vertical Blue 2015 announce the Call For Applications for Deep Anatomy - a special symposium on Long Island, The Bahamas in April 2015. Artists, academics, and athletes are invited to participate in this two-week long incubator of new dialogues between extreme sport, performance, and a Caribbean island community. [more]

10 Jun 2014
OPEN LETTER ADDRESSES CLAIMS OF SEXISM, EXCLUSION A few members of the community raised concerns about our recent production of A Memory, A Monologue, A Rant and A Prayer (MMRP), a play we produced as part of the international V-Day Movement. As a result, we wrote an open letter aiming to address those concerns and clarify the position of The Clitlective as a self-named ‘feminist theatre collective’. The open letter is included below. [more]

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