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August 27, 2022

MANAGER HANNAH PLAYHOUSE – WELLINGTONKia mahi ngātahi mō Pōneke mō tōna āpōpō Working together for Wellington’s future. Creative Capital Wellington City Council’s Creative Capital business unit is responsible for the delivery of the Council’s vision for the arts and event sector, Aho Tini 2030, the new Arts and Culture Strategy.…...

August 2, 2022

NZ FRINGE 2023 REGISTRATIONS New Zealand Fringe registrations open on the 2nd of September through till the 15th of October for the 2023 Fringe season, running from the 17th of February until the 11th of March, all over Pōneke. This is a gentle nudge and a heads-up to get all…...

July 20, 2022

NEW VENUE AWARDSFIVE FUNDED RESIDENCIES TO CREATIVES ACROSS DUNEDIN Te Whare o Rukutia, a new flexible, accessible and affordable 120-seat performing arts venue currently managed by the Dunedin Fringe Arts Trust, has allocated $20,000 across five residencies to creatives from across Ōtepoti Dunedin, with the first kicking off at the…...

July 11, 2022

THEATREVIEW WEBSITE UPGRADE – SURVEY Kia ora We want to make things easier and simpler for you to use Theatreview’s website. We need your help and input please, as we create a new website for you. In the time it takes you to drink a cuppa, you can make a…...

June 10, 2022

ASIAN INK SUBMISSIONS EXTENDED Our Asian Ink development programme is looking for NZ Asian writers with the best new and original work. The programme offers playwrights a development workshop with a professional script advisor and actors dedicated to helping you develop your play....

June 10, 2022

PLAYS FOR THE YOUNG A competition to find the best new plays to inspire and excite young audiences.There are three categories:3–8 years8–12 years, orwritten for teenagers....

June 8, 2022

TOUR-MAKERS 2023 EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST – now open! Kia ora PANNZ whānau, We’re really excited to open expressions of interest for Tour-Makers in 2023! The deadline for submissions is Monday 11 July.Tour-Makers is the touring agency arm of PANNZ, and a key initiative towards a sustainable touring network for Aotearoa…...

May 27, 2022

NEW CHIEF EXECUTIVE APPOINTED TO AUCKLAND ARTS FESTIVAL The Board and team at Te Ahurei Toi o Tāmaki / Auckland Arts Festival (AAF) are delighted to announce the appointment of Robbie Macrae as the new Kaiwhakahaere Matua / Chief Executive (CE). He will be taking over from long-time CE David…...

May 17, 2022

The Performance Arcade 2023 CALL FOR PROPOSALS The Performance Arcade announces its open call to artists from Aotearoa and around the world for its 2023 programme of works (open 16th – 26th February 2023).The Performance Arcade is an annual exhibition and festival programme of events located on Wellington Waterfront, with…...

April 2, 2022

Obituary: RUSSELL KERR, DANCER, CHOREOGRAPHER AND MENTOR TO MANY Russell Ian Kerr, QSM, ONZM: dancer, choreographer; b February 10, 1930; d March 28, 2022 Russell Kerr, luminary of ballet as dancer, teacher, choreographer and producer, influenced generations of New Zealanders. Kerr’s hallmark talent was to absorb music and place character,…...

March 27, 2022

ADAM NZ PLAY AWARD WINNERS 2022 VIBRANT, COMPELLING and DELICIOUSLY FUNNY PLAYMARKET is pleased to announce the ADAM NZ PLAY AWARD winner for 2022 is Maraea Rakuraku (Tūhoe, Ngāti Kahungunu ki Te Wairoa) for the play 0204161007. Maraea also won the awards for Best Play by a Woman Playwright and…...

March 15, 2022

2022 NEW ZEALAND FRINGE FESTIVAL AWARDS Fringe Festival announces Award Winners and celebrates the end of its 2022 Festival programme under ‘Red Light’ setting Pōneke, NZ –– The New Zealand Fringe Festival completed its 2022 programme with an online digital awards ceremony celebrating the outstanding efforts and achievements of the…...

March 1, 2022

Support for Self-Employed Individuals in the Arts, Culture and Heritage Sector The Government is providing two schemes that can provide financial support for self-employed people who have been directly affected by a move to ‘Red’ under the COVID-19 Protection Framework....

March 1, 2022

ADAM NZ PLAY AWARD 2022 We are thrilled to celebrate the shortlisted plays and playwrights for the 2022 Adam NZ Play Award....

February 11, 2022

2022 AOTEAROA NEW ZEALAND FESTIVAL OF THE ARTS RELAUNCHES A REVISED PROGRAMME https://www.festival.nz/events/2022-revised-and-reduced-programme/ The 2022 Aotearoa New Zealand Festival of the Arts has relaunched a revised programme to focus on outdoor whānau-friendly art, visuals arts and digital sessions showcasing spectacular chamber music and extraordinary conversations with local and international writers.…...

February 8, 2022

The dance community of Aotearoa/NZ recently said farewell to dance doyenne Dorothea Ashbridge. She was a wonderful classical performer in her earlier years and a beloved teacher to many, in particular Limbs Dance Company. Dr Marianne Schultz has compiled this obituary for a seminal figure. ‘A consummate artist with undying…...

February 3, 2022

RELAUNCH OF THE 2022 AOTEAROA NEW ZEALAND FESTIVAL OF THE ARTS UNDER RED LEVEL AS PROGRAMME REVISED DUE TO COVID-19 On Thursday 10 February the Aotearoa New Zealand Festival of the Arts will relaunch a reduced and revised programme that can be operated viably and safely under government guidelines at…...

January 30, 2022

BATS UNDER RED OF THE TRAFFIC LIGHT SYSTEMLike the rest of the country Wellington is currently at Red of the Traffic Light System. This means we’ve made some changes to the way we operate.Shows are currently going ahead! Any tickets purchased so far have probably not been impacted by the…...

December 14, 2021

DUNEDIN THEATRE AWARDS 2020-21The Dunedin Theatre Reviewers Collective has gone ahead with a modified awards ceremony to acknowledge the work of local theatre practitioners across the past two years.Last year’s Dunedin Theatre Awards ceremony was cancelled due to the Covid-19 pandemic, so the collective’s planned small-scale, invitation-only ceremony on December…...

December 13, 2021

THE WELLINGTON THEATRE AWARDS – NGĀ WHAKARĀKEI O WHĀTAITAI – 2021 The Wellington Theatre Awards – Ngā Whakarākei O Whātaitai – recognise the actors, designers, technicians, managers, writers, composers and directors that create and produce theatre in Wellington. After another interesting year for the theatre industry, with new lockdowns and…...

November 28, 2021

2021 Bruce Mason Playwriting Award ‘SHARP, WITTY and BRILLIANT’ PLAYWRIGHT WINS TOP AWARD Playmarket is pleased to announce that the winner of the 2021 Bruce Mason Playwriting Award is Christchurch-based playwright Nathan Joe. The $10,000 cash prize recognises professional success in the career of the writer and is designed to…...

November 23, 2021

WHEN WILL ARTS IN AOTEAROA GET THE GREEN LIGHT? By James Wenley: Scene by James … As Aotearoa’s Delta outbreak stretches on and we attempt to reconcile what a ‘suppression’ approach to Covid means for us in reality, the path forward for the live arts sector in Aotearoa (we’re talking…...

November 19, 2021

STATE OF THE ARTS: an online korero Ngā mihi ki a koe! Thank you to everyone who joined us for our first ever online event on Thursday 18 November 2021, STATE OF THE ARTS. What a kōrero! If you couldn’t join us on the night (or you just want to…...

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