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18 Dec 2014
SEASON’S GREETINGS FROM THEATREVIEW! The year is almost over ... so it’s time to thank you all whole heartedly for your interest in and contributions to Theatreview this year. Over 2014 we will have published 663 reviews of 608 theatre productions. Dance reviews take our total to 813 reviews of 719 shows. And including the reviews we link to in other publications, Theatreview will have published 1,082 performing arts reviews in 2014. [more]

16 Dec 2014
AWARD WINNERS FOR 2014 DUNEDIN THEATRE AWARDS (Name of nominee/“Name of Production”/production company or group). Winners are in bold type. [more]

14 Dec 2014
THE CHAPMAN TRIPP THEATRE AWARDS 2014: WINNERS and NOMINEES An Evening Celebrating Community and Theatrical Excellence! Another fantastic year of the Cultural Capital’s theatrical excellence was celebrated last night, (Sunday 14 December), at the Chapman Tripp Theatre Awards in Paramount Theatre. After a tumultuous year full of heavy loss for the community, these Awards were a reflection of the importance to support each other through the good and bad times. “We are a community and this is not a competition. It’s a quest” – a statement that perfectly encapsulated the tone of the evening from Simon Haren (winner of Most Original Production with Isobel McKinnon – Dinner with Izzy & Simon). [more]

9 Dec 2014
CIRCA THEATRE SEEKS MARKETING AND AUDIENCE DEVELOPMENT MANAGER Circa Theatre, Wellington: Work With Us Marketing and Audience Development Manager Job Description Full time, Contract Position (Start date: February 2015) This role provides an exciting opportunity for an individual with a background in marketing, arts administration and audience development to join the staff of Wellington’s leading professional theatre. The Marketing and Audience Development Manager reports to the Circa Council and is accountable for the effective creation and implementation of marketing and audience development strategies. [more]

1 Dec 2014
THE AUCKLAND THEATRE AWARDS 2014 nominations The People's Choice awards received over 200 nominations this year... and here are our lucky nominees....come along on Monday to find out who the winners are! [more]

1 Dec 2014
Auckland Theatre Awards winners 2014 TOP ACCOLADES HANDED OUT TO AUCKLAND’S THEATRE COMMUNITY The Auckland Theatre Awards celebrated their 6th anniversary last night with the introduction of formally judged Excellence Awards. The first time such awards have been given out in Auckland. The awards were decided on by a panel of 6 judges who were kept secret until the event last night. The judging panel for 2014 were; theatre maker Marie Adams, actor and director Rachel House, playwright Sam Brooks, actor and theatre manager Sam Snedden, festival director Carla von Zon and theatre administrator/lover Gilli Sutton. [more]

28 Nov 2014
CAPITAL E ANNOUNCES RESIGNATION OF STEPHEN BLACKBURN Capital E announced today that Stephen Blackburn has resigned after more than ten years with the organisation, most recently as their National Theatre for Children’s Creative Producer. Speaking today of Mr Blackburn’s decision, Capital E Director, Stuart Grant said “we are very sad to be saying goodbye to our friend and colleague as he embarks on this new chapter. During his time at Capital E Stephen’s passion and commitment to providing unforgettable theatrical experiences to young New Zealand audiences has revolutionised the industry’s attitude towards theatre for children.” [more]

26 Nov 2014
The Chapman Tripp Theatre Awards 2014 A Grand Celebration of Wellington Professional Theatre. Sunday 14 December, 7pm Paramount Theatre, 25 Courtenay Place Chapman Tripp are proud to present their annual ceremony in honour of theatrical excellence and creativity – The Chapman Tripp Theatre Awards, 7pm Sunday 14th December at Paramount Theatre. [more]

24 Nov 2014
POLITICAL SHENNANIGANS, ECOLOGICAL TERRORISM AND TWITCHY FAIRYTALES LEAD TO AWARD FOR WELLINGTON PLAYWRIGHT The Bruce Mason Playwriting Award was presented to Ralph McCubbin Howell at the Playmarket Accolades in Wellington on 23 November 2014. The $10,000 cash prize recognises early success in the career of the winning playwright and is designed to encourage their continued exploration of the theatre medium. Ralph graduated from Victoria University with a BA (Honours) First Class in Theatre and English Literature before going on to train at the Bristol Old Vic Theatre School in the UK. [more]

19 Nov 2014
MILESTONES TO BE HONOURED AT THEATRE AWARDS NATIONWIDE At this year’s theatre awards ceremonies and end-of-year celebrations a new nationwide initiative – The New Zealand Theatre Service Honours – will be launched. Practitioners who have reached milestone achievements by participating in 25, 50 or 100 professional shows are eligible to receive the honours. These honours will be presented annually at the regional theatre awards and end of year celebrations. Much like a rugby capping ceremony the purpose of the awards is to celebrate commitment and longevity. [more]

17 Nov 2014
Calls for proposals for Te Manu Ka Tau 2015 Showcases Deadline: Monday 1 December 2014 Creative New Zealand in association with the Auckland Arts Festival is calling for proposals from theatre, dance, music and cross artform companies and artists to showcase work for international presenters. [more]

9 Nov 2014
THE AUCKLAND THEATRE AWARDS INTRODUCE MAJOR NEW DISTINCTIONS FOR 2014. Launching a new initiative, the Auckland Theatre Awards (ATA) will grant a selection of up to ten formally judged ‘Excellence Awards’. Having been chosen by a panel of 6 professionals these awards will celebrate a range of disciplines, and be for both individuals and groups. [more]

5 Nov 2014
ROBERT TRIPE From Rob's brother Will: Please share the following far and wide, we would love to see as many of you who can make it there on Saturday – it will be a wonderful party for an amazing brother! [more]

4 Nov 2014
AUCKLAND ARTS FESTIVAL, 4 - 22 March 2015 - programme now launched and tickets on sale for 100+ world class productions [more]

4 Nov 2014
2014 WESTPAC NEW ZEALAND ARTS AWARDS RECIPIENTS ANNOUNCED Following a ceremony at SkyCity Theatre this evening, the Arts Foundation of New Zealand has announced the 2014 recipients of their Laureate and New Generation Awards, the Harriet Friedlander New York Residency and Award for Patronage donations, including over half a million dollars in cash donations. Tonight’s Westpac New Zealand Arts Awards ceremony marks over $4.8million in philanthropic donations made to 167 New Zealand artists since the Foundation’s inception. [more]

4 Nov 2014
ADAM NZ PLAY AWARD 2015 Submissions are open for the Adam NZ Play Award 2015. Awards are given in the following categories: * Best Play * Best Play by a Maori Playwright * Best Play by a Pasifika Playwright * Best Play by a Woman Playwright [more]

3 Nov 2014
Are you ready to push some boundaries and take a leap into the unknown? STAB originated in 1995 from BATS Theatre’s desire to initiate a commission that allowed theatre artists to experiment in a supportive environment. 2015 will be the 20th anniversary of STAB – which is pretty darn exciting! In 2015, BATS has a total pool of $80,000 to commission: ... [more]

31 Oct 2014
Stage Manager – THE COURT THEATRE Applications are invited for the position of Stage Manager at The Court Theatre in Christchurch starting late in 2014. The Court Theatre is an established theatre company creating at least 15 productions each year. The Stage Manager is responsible for preparing for rehearsals, attending all rehearsals and performances as well as assisting in all areas of the theatre as required. [more]

31 Oct 2014
CENTREPOINT: FORTY YEARS OF PROFESSIONAL THEATRE IN THE MANAWATU Centrepoint Theatre in Palmerston North is celebrating its 40th anniversary, as New Zealand’s only professional theatre outside the main centres. To celebrate the anniversary, novelist, playwright and actor Peter Hawes has written a history of Centrepoint, which will be published online, and in a limited, hard copy version. An illustrated calendar, based on the history, will also be sold to help raise funds for the theatre. [more]

24 Oct 2014
The 2015 PANNZ Market will be held in Auckland, 9-11 March 2015. Applications are now open for pitch spots. If successful, Artists/Producers have 10 minutes to profile their work with audio visual support. This is a curated programme of tour ready work. [more]

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