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April 1, 2012

URGENT CALL-OUT FOR PARLIAMENTARY CLOWNSRecent events have inspired an anonymous benefactor to establish a fund provisionally called the Parliamentary Clown Fund, launching it with annual base funding of $100k....

March 28, 2012

New Zealand’s Got Talent AUDITIONS New Zealand’s Got Talent is coming to TV1 and it wishes to encourage as many of the uber talented people who frequent Theatreview to enter as possible....

March 27, 2012

DUNEDIN FRINGE 2012 AWARDS 12 Festival Awards recognise outstanding achievement as the 2012 Dunedin Fringe Festival ends 11 days of artistic innovation and experimentation. The 2012 Dunedin Fringe Festival ended on Sunday 25 March with an awards ceremony that saw 12 awards given to participating artists....

March 25, 2012

COMEDY FESTIVAL REVIEWERS The NZ International Comedy Festival is coming up – 27 April – 20 May.http://www.comedyfestival.co.nz/. Are you interested in joining our team(s) of Theatreview reviewers?...

March 24, 2012

MAORI PLAYWRIGHT WINS NEW PLAY AWARD WITH STORY OF COMING HOME.PLAYMARKET is pleased to announce the ADAM NZ PLAY AWARD winner for 2012:Mitch Tawhi Thomas for his play HUI Pita: I could throw you back to where you came from.Tina: I came from here.Four brothers are drawn home to mourn…...

March 24, 2012

STAGE MANAGER WANTED FOR MATES AND LOVERS REMOUNT We are looking for a student or a recent graduate who would like to gain some professional experience as a stage manager with a short internship with the award-winning Mates and Lovers as we remount for Hamilton’s Fuel Festival 28, 29 and…...

March 13, 2012

CENTREPOINT THEATRE: ARTISTIC DIRECTOR APPOINTMENT Martin Carr, Chairperson of the Palmerston North Theatre Trust, is delighted to announce the appointment of Jeff Kingsford-Brown as the new Artistic Director for Centrepoint Theatre....

March 12, 2012

Rediscover our theatrical past with LANDMARK – New Zealand Play Reading Series #1: The Axe by Allen Curnow“You shall all be changed. You cannot imagine how you will be changed.” New Zealand literary legend Allen Curnow’s first play The Axe debuted in 1948 at the Little Theatre,Christchurch....

March 12, 2012

CAROLINE PLUMMER FELLOWSHIP IN COMMUNITY DANCE The University of Otago invites applications for the year 2013 for the above Fellowship. The Fellowship is open to any New Zealander international community dance practitioner, teacher or researcher....

March 9, 2012

WATERFRONT THEATRE PROJECT – THE COMING OF AGE CAMPAIGN Auckland Theatre Company launched a public fundraising campaign for a new purpose built 600-seat drama theatre onAuckland’s waterfront in the Wynyard Quarter.The company aims to raise $1million from private donations for the project, which would finally see a permanent home for…...

March 5, 2012

FRINGE 2012 (Wellington) FRINGE AWARDS Clowns Rule at the NZ Fringe Festival Awards!The 22nd New Zealand Fringe Festival wrapped up Sunday night with an Awards Ceremony celebrating 60 shows in 30 venues over three weeks with more than 600 participants....

March 5, 2012

CHEKHOV IN HELL at CircaAudition NoticeWritten by Dan Rebellato, and directed by Eleanor Bishop, Chekhov in Hell imagines what would happen if Anton Chekhov, playwright, author and pitiless observer of Russian society, awakes from a hundred-year coma to finds himself in twenty-first century London....

March 4, 2012

READ RAW 2012 – REHEARSED PLAY READINGS The Auckland Playwrights Collective and STAMP are pleased to announce the return of Read Raw at The Edge, first Sundays of each month April–Sept. Presented in association with THE EDGE Public Programmes....

February 28, 2012

SEEING MORE OF NZ ACTORS ON SCREEN FREE to actors, agents and industry professionals Film NZ and the NZ Film Commission are sponsoring this seminar series which is FREE to professional actors and to industry professionals....

February 23, 2012

AUCKLAND THEATRE COMPANY’S ‘NEXT BIG THING’ YOUTH COMPANY AUDITION REGISTRATIONS ARE NOW OPEN FOR THE NEXT BIG THINGAfter three amazing years of Young and Hungry, we are ready for the NEXT BIG THING!...

February 22, 2012

VALE – IANTHE TAYLOR, Widow of Fortune Theatre Artistic Director, Anthony (Tony) Taylor The death has occurred of Ianthe Taylor, widow of 1984-5 Fortune Theatre Artistic Director, Anthony (Tony)Taylor(1937–2009)....

February 22, 2012

LEONE (LEE) HATHERLY REMEMBERED Leone Hatherly, actor, comedian, radio announcer, writer, mother and larger-than-life personality, died at 3.15pm 21 February 2012 at Wellington Public Hospital, age 73, as a result of complications after a fall. Once beloved as the mellifluous voice of late night / early morning National Radio, then…...

February 22, 2012

PUBLIC MEETING: AUCKLAND’S NEW WATERFRONT THEATRE 6.30pm, Thursday 1 March You may have noticed that the plans for the proposed waterfront theatre were back before Auckland Council recently. Support for the project was re-affirmed and an extension of time was granted in order to continue fundraising, planning and other activities…...

February 17, 2012

NOMINATIONS TO BIG ‘A’ AWARDS 2012 A new award recognising the artistic achievements of a disabled or sensory-impaired artist is one of six award categories in the Big ‘A’ Awards 2012, presented every year by Arts Access Aotearoa at a ceremony in the Banquet Hall of Parliament. Nominations to this…...

February 14, 2012

HUNGARIAN PLAYWRIGHT AND ACTRESS SEEK NZ DIRECTOR AND CO-PRODUCTION Playmarket has just received the following curious query:”I am writing on the behalf of Zsolt Pozsgai, since I am a native English speaker. My name is Waleska and I am the actress from Hungary who is playing Liselotte, in his play,…...

February 14, 2012

ENTER THE BANANA: a playwrights’ development programmeThe inaugural Banana Boat Retreat is done and dusted, and we are buzzing with enthusiasm with our next thingie!We’re proud to announce Enter the Banana – a development stream offering structured support and active development to two hungry playwrights....

February 13, 2012

ATC POSITION AVAILABLE: DEVELOPMENT CO-ORDINATOR Auckland Theatre Company is seeking to employ a Development Co-Ordinator to provide a high level of day-to-day administrative support for fundraising activities and to assist the Development Manager to develop and maintain strong positive relationships with donors, sponsors, funders and other stakeholders....

February 12, 2012

David Armstrong Smiles 02 March 1935 – 30 January 2012 Four Seasons Theatre in Whanganui played an important role in the development of professional theatre inNew Zealand. It was founded by David Smiles, who also made a great impact with schools tours of Children’s Art Theatre (CAT). David passed away…...

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