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October 4, 2021

THE PANTOGRAPH PUNCH SEEKS KAITOHU DIRECTOR The Pantograph Punch is an online journal and digital hub publishing bi-monthly issues that seek to excite, inspire and challenge our readers and our sector. To help us continue our mahi we are looking for someone to join us in the role of Kaitohu…...

September 29, 2021

CREATIVE NEW ZEALAND WELCOMES ADDITIONAL $5 MILLION FROM GOVERNMENT TO SUPPORT THE ARTS SECTOR THROUGH DELTA 29 Sep 2021 Minister for Arts, Culture and Heritage Carmel Sepuloni announced today that the Government is providing a targeted support package of reprioritised funding to help the arts and culture sector respond to…...

September 29, 2021

FOOTNOTE New Zealand Dance General Manager New, fit-for-purpose premises. Exciting business management position at a celebrated arts company. An organisation with a legacy of notable New Zealand dancers and choreographers. After 36 years as a celebrated national contemporary dance company, Footnote New Zealand Dance is well-known for creating and commissioning…...

September 25, 2021

EMILY CAMPBELL SCHOLARSHIP New Zealand performer Emily Campbell tragically passed away last year before taking up her Equity Foundation Scholarship at the Atlantic Acting School in New York. Emily was chosen by an industry judging panel from hundreds of applicants, who praised Emily’s empathy and emotional connection to her work.…...

September 20, 2021

THE NZ IMPROV FEST IS BACK, IN SPITE OF BLOODY COVIDIt’s been a hellish couple of years for live performance all across the world, but next month, the New Zealand Improv Festival returns with its 2021 programme, “Throw Away the Script”, from the 4th – 16th of October....

September 17, 2021

The Theatreview Trust PROFILE “As an almost daily user of Theatreview, I am impressed by the professional way in which it is run. … There is no other organisation or publication that does this work for the theatre community. …...

September 15, 2021

THE BIG AMBITION OF TOI WHAKAARI’S TANEA HEKE E te Tī, e te Tā, tēnā koutou katoa Ka tika kia mihia ō tātou tino mate e ngaro atu nei ki tua-o-te-ārai, rātou kua whetūrangitia. Kei ngā mate hūhua, haere, whakangaro atu rā ki te pō, oti atu ki te pō.…...

August 23, 2021

Many Happy (re) Turnsby Jennifer ShennanAnne Rowse is a well-known and much-loved figure in the New Zealand dance scene. Her 90th birthday was recently celebrated in style at several events in her home town of Wellington.A tribute from Jennifer Shennan https://michellepotter.org/articles/many-happy-returns...

August 17, 2021

WELLINGTON PERFORMING ARTS WIKIPEDIA EDIT-A-THON SATURDAY 21 AUGUST Lisa Maule is running a free workshop this coming Saturday at Te Whaea for people who want to improve performing arts on Wikipedia. Wikipedia suits people who are passionate about the subject area, like the politics of open source knowledge and like…...

July 8, 2021

FIVE THEATRE PRACTITIONERS AWARDED OUT OF THE LIMELIGHT THEATRE AWARD Five theatre practitioners are to be awarded an Out of the Limelight theatre award, set up with funds from the Sir Roger Hall Theatre Fund which is handled by the Arts Foundation Te Tumu Toi. This group of Awards of…...

June 25, 2021

THE PERFORMANCE ARCADE 2022 open wānanga through July; apply by 27/8 WHAT IS PERFORMANCE ART IN AOTEAROA?WHAT IS PERFORMANCE ART IN A POST-COVID ENVIRONMENT? The Performance Arcade announces its open call to artists from Aotearoa and around the world for its 2022 programme of works (open from 17-27 February). Also,…...

May 24, 2021

NZ iNTERNATIONAL COMEDY FESTIVAL 2021 AWARDS BILLY T AND FRED AWARD WINNERS FOR 2021 ANNOUNCED The NZ International Comedy Festival with Best Foods Mayo honoured the outstanding talent on show in the 2021 programme at Electric Kiwi Last Laughs, rewarding excellence with the New Zealand Comedy Trust awards: The FRED,…...

March 28, 2021

CIRCA THEATRE SUBMISSIONS FOR 2022 ARE OPEN! Your scripts and applications will be read this year by members of the Circa Council including: Linda Wilson, Salesi Le’ota, Carrie Green, Jamie McCaskill, and Heather O’Carrol....

March 25, 2021

Vale PETER WILSON After a long battle with cancer, Lyndon Peter Wilson, known to all as Peter, died peacefully at home in Paekakariki on Monday 22 March 2021. … A service to farewell Peter will be held at St Peter’s Village Hall, Beach Road Paekakariki, on Friday 26 March at…...

March 22, 2021

NZ FRINGE 2021 AWARDS New Zealand Fringe Festival announces award winners and closes biggest, most successful Fringe Festival to date, despite momentary pivot to level 2. The New Zealand Fringe Festival came to a triumphant close last night in Pōneke with a celebration of the best and brightest at the…...

March 11, 2021

Bernard Esquilant, 1926-2021 (As published in the Otago Daily Times, 11 March 2021) Bernard Leslie Esquilant – after a full and wonderful life, Bernard passed away, peacefully, at home, on March 2, 2021; aged 94 years, with his loving partner of 65 years, Bill Menlove, at his bedside....

March 1, 2021

2021 TAHI: New Zealand Festival of Solo Performance Expressions of Interest are now open! Here are some things we will be requesting then:Script, Production History, Reviews, Tech specs and importantly something in words or images that evokes the show....

March 1, 2021

DUNEDIN PLAYWRIGHT WINS SECOND BIG AWARD WITHIN MONTHS PLAYMARKET is pleased to announce the ADAM NZ PLAY AWARD winner for 2021 is Emily Duncan for her play & Sons. The Adam NZ Play Award recognises and celebrates the best in new unproduced writing for the theatre. Emily also won the…...

February 6, 2021

ADAM NZ PLAY AWARD 2021 Playmarket is thrilled to celebrate the shortlisted plays and playwrights for the 2021 Adam NZ Play Award....

January 25, 2021

BILL SHEATWilliam Newton Sheat CNZM OBE 1 May 1930 – 20 January 2021Bill Sheat was Patron of The Theatreview Trust (since its inception in 2011) and Shakespeare Globe Centre NZ .“He was a man, take him for all in all. I shall not look upon his like again.” – Hamlet,…...

December 31, 2020

2020 WRAP UP: How the Performing Arts Sector Negotiated COVID-19 A personal statement from the Managing Editor. With so much commentary calling 2020 ‘horrendous’, I feel compelled to recall what happened with Aotearoa New Zealand’s professional-level performing arts practice over what has turned out to be a remarkably impressive year.Despite…...

December 8, 2020

Ngā Whakarākei O Whātaitai // Wellington Theatre Awards On Sunday the 6th of December, the community got together at St peter’s Church, Willis St, to celebrate our achievements with colleagues and friends at the annual Wellington Theatre Awards. The hosts were Hannah Kelly and Sepelini Mua’au. This has been a…...

December 1, 2020

DNA – Dance Needs Attention DNA – Dance Needs Attention, an initiative to encourage and promote Dance Studies, is being launched this week in Wellington.Situated at The Long Hall, Te Wai Hirere, in Roseneath, DNA will offer ideas and resources towards research, documentation and publication across different aspects of dance…...

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