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16 May 2011
BODY FESTIVAL 2011 – CALL FOR INDEPENDENT WORKSHOPS AND EVENTS Despite the rocking-and-rolling that's been going on, The Body Festival – Christchurch's annual festival of dance and physical theatre is all set to take place again this year. [more]

16 May 2011
NEW STAGE FOR THE COURT THEATRE The Court Theatre is moving to a temporary new site in Addington and constructing a purpose-built theatre from which the company will re-establish activities before the end of the year. [more]

13 May 2011
Call for Directors The Summer Shakespeare Trust is seeking a director for the 2012 Summer Shakespeare Production. Directors will be asked to choose from one of the following plays: Twelfth Night, Macbeth, The Merchant of Venice, Romeo and Juliet, The Comedy of Errors, A Midsummer Night’s Dream. [more]

11 May 2011
InterMISSION Forum#3: Enrolling collaborators How do we enrol each other as collaborators? This question will be explored through a staged conversation, in which two established theatre makers will discuss working together on a theatre project. [more]

11 May 2011
YOUNG PLAYWRIGHTS CHANGE THE WORLD! The annual PLAYMARKET PLAYWRIGHTS b4 25 competition challenges young playwrights (24 and under) to write about anything that matters to them in any way they like, for any kind of audience they like, with the tag-line CHANGE THE WORLD – WRITE A PLAY! [more]

9 May 2011
THEATREVIEW COVERAGE OF THE NZ INTERNATIONAL COMEDY FESTIVAL 2011 Theatreview wishes to advise that due to funding constraints, coverage of this year’s Comedy Festival will be greatly reduced. [more]

9 May 2011
The Producing Project presents LIVE at Galatos – Call for proposals LIVE at Galatos is a three season event where choreographic thinking as performance and curation is presented and debated, where both artist and audience are invited to be part of the experience. We are looking for artists who are interested in exploring new ideas that work with the following curated themes. [more]

9 May 2011
We Should Practice have just launched their new introductory drama workshops for those aged 50 and over called: We Should Practice 50+ It starts on Thursday 26th May from 10am-12pm at the Grey Lynn Community Centre ... [more]

8 May 2011
FABULOUS OPPORTUNITY FOR GAY MALE WRITERS Men who love men and want to write about it are being presented with a unique opportunity to develop their skills at a writers retreat near Takaka in July. Fabulous Arts Aotearoa New Zealand (FAANZ) is seeking applications for a limited number of places for New Zealand’s first MSM (Men Scribbling Men) seven-day writing retreat, to be held at Autumn Farm, near Takaka, from 16 to 24 July 2011. [more]

6 May 2011
AWARD WINNING PLAY GETS A READING AT CIRCA THEATRE Our Great leader is having his late morning nap. Two members of the Security Service are stationed outside Our Great Leader's room. Problem. Our Great Leader has slept past his scheduled time. Problem. The two Security Service guards must wake Our Great Leader 'without disturbing him.' Problem. Our Great Leader's sleep appears to be permanent ... [more]

2 May 2011
SHORT+SWEET SOUNDS THE CALL FOR ACTORS The plays are being read, the directors are being chosen and all that’s left is to find the best and brightest actors for this year’s Short+Sweet Festival in Auckland. [more]

2 May 2011
OPEN LETTER FROM THE BASEMENT THEATRE TRUST Greetings to all Basement Theatre users, and potential users, This is an open letter from The Basement Theatre Trust to you all to announce the exciting developments occurring at your favourite small theatre. It is also aimed at opening the lines of communication and dialogue so that you can share in the excitement, and reflect back to us your experience (the good, the bad and the ugly) when working at The Basement. [more]

2 May 2011
A CELEBRATION OF THE LIFE AND WORK of Tim Eliott – Actor, Director, co-founding Artistic Director of Downstage Theatre, and Executive Director in 1966 - will be held in the Downstage Auditorium, at 4pm this Saturday 7 May. [more]

25 Apr 2011
TIM ELIOTT Theatreview is sad to learn that Tim Eliott – a co-founder of Downstage Theatre – died on Good Friday, in Sydney. [more]

19 Apr 2011
SINZ: New combined screen industry group formed Recently a meeting was held between the screen industry guilds, organisations and unions resulting in the formation of a new combined industry group entitled “Screen Industry New Zealand” (SINZ). [more]

19 Apr 2011
ARTS ACCESS AOTEAROA Business Administrator and Personal Assistant to Executive Director Arts Access Aotearoa is calling for applications to the position of Business Administrator and Personal Assistant to the Executive Director. [more]

18 Apr 2011
LONDON FUNDRAISER FOR CHRISTCHURCH The Lyric Theatre in London’s West End was the place. Raising as much money as possible was the aim. And it was achieved in stunning style. Former Christchurch comedian, Jarred Christmas, hosted and organised the ‘gig’ last Tuesday with Mike Sengelow (Skitz), Janette Linden (Jarred’s agent at JBJ) and Emma Deakin from the rather appropriately named, Shaky Isles Theatre Company. With the total raised currently sitting at $36,700 (£18,000), Jarred expects the final figure to be higher. [more]

18 Apr 2011
FESTIVAL OF COLOUR 2011 WRAPS Sixty-eight performances in seven towns and 10 venues with 12,000 tickets sold and 31 performances sold out – audiences and organisers alike have declared the fourth Festival of Colour a huge success. [more]

18 Apr 2011
InterMISSION Forum #2: Reaching younger/wider audiences Out of that conversation, our next discussion has evolved: Reaching younger / wider audiences. Young audiences and new audiences are out there, they go to films, they go to music, they spend hours on-line; what will make them more interested and keen to come to our live performance / arts events? [more]

17 Apr 2011
OTAKI PLAYERS Auditions for Chicago Directed by Ralph McAllister Civic Theatre Otaki Sunday 1st May – 5pm to 8pm Tuesday 3rd May – 7pm to 9:30pm [more]

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