June 27, 2009


I need help … well anyone trying to get sponsorship in the current economic climate needs help, but I do have a damned good reason.

I’ve managed to score an incredible opportunity; I was awarded the 2009 Shakespeare Globe International Artistic Fellowship.

Ten theatre practitioners from around the world have been selected to go to Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre, London in August 2009 for a month-long intensive period of training culminating in a public performance on the Globe main stage.

You can imagine the challenge and thrill for a New Zealand actor. In my line of work this is huge. Obviously they thought I’d be appropriate. My experience in New Zealand Film, Television and Theatre is extensive. Not only have I had leads in feature films and theatre, but I am also an award winning playwright and screenwriter…but mostly teenage girls recognise me from Shortland Street. 

This Fellowship is an opportunity to really lift my game, test my mettle and learn some stuff. Of course the idea is to return to New Zealand and put the new found knowledge into practice. As a teacher, director and collaborator I’ll have the opportunity to influence our local scene, hopefully in a meaningful way.

The Shakespeare Globe International Artistic Fellowship is a prestigious initiative but it is also costly. I still need at least $10,000 to reach my goal. I’ve struggled to get any big sponsors, so I’m approaching many people for small donations. I’d put a donation from you to really good use.

If you’d like to know more please email 3pesosproductions@gmail.com
or contact Paolo Rotondo on 0274984308.

Or you can deposit your donation into:
3 Pesos Productions Limited

Kindest Regards 
Paolo Rotondo

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