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November 18, 2020

WELLINGTON THEATRE AWARDS NOMINATIONS Welcome to the nominations for the 2020 Wellington Theatre Awards!The Theatre Awards will be held at St Peter’s on Willis – Sunday the 6th of December at 7pm....

October 19, 2020

SGCNZ UNIVERSITY OF OTAGO SHEILAH WINN SHAKESPEARE FESTIVAL 2020 National Festival now available on Vimeo! The Vimeo from the SGCNZ e-National UOSWSF is now available to view! 46 outstanding selected scenes by secondary students from throughout NZ & our allied Competition Winners Plus hours more viewing including:SGCNZ e-Regional UOSWSF 2020…...

October 14, 2020

2021 PANNZ ARTS MARKET APPLICATIONS OPEN MONDAY 19 Oct 2020 Tēnā koutou,Welcome all to Level 1! What a relief to have restrictions lifted allowing artists and audiences the opportunity to reconnect around the country. Aotearoa is gearing up towards a busy few months of events and festivals heading into summer…...

October 13, 2020

Bookshop lunchtime event – Wellington:Kristian Fredrikson, Designer – by Michelle PotterUnity Books , Willis Street, Wellington Lunchtime panel. 12.30 — 1.15pm. Thurs. 15 October 2020...

September 9, 2020

A tribute to Laughton Pattrick Toi Whakaari: NZ Drama School Kua hinga te tōtara i Te Waonui a Tāne. He aitua, he aitua.Dear friend and colleague, Laughton Pattrick passed away yesterday. Laughton was our singing teacher at Toi Whakaari for many years and those taught by Laughton we credit him…...

September 7, 2020

THEATRE EDITOR – AUCKLAND The Theatreview Trust plans to appoint a Theatre Editor to commission, edit and publish reviews of professional-level theatre in the Auckland region – subject to securing funding....

August 21, 2020

BREAD & CIRCUS Buskers Festival 2021 Festival Dates have been announced!Bread and Circus will take place from Friday 15 January to Sunday 31 January 2021, across three weekends and summer school holidays in the heart of Central Christchurch. Be sure to mark this one in your diary!CALL FOR EXPRESSIONS OF…...

July 17, 2020

The Big Idea THE LOWDOWN 16 Jul 2020 Staging Comeback? Life is still nowhere near back to normal for our theatres. Mark Amery reveals more about the industry hardest hit by COVID-19...

July 11, 2020

DETAILS OF CREATIVE NEW ZEALAND’S 12-MONTH INVESTMENT PLAN, AHEAD OF AUGUST OPENINGS Announcement summary:...

June 17, 2020

NEW ZEALAND’S VIRTUAL COVID-19 LOCKDOWN FESTIVAL [written for The Theatre Times] Professional theatres worked with swiftly responding funding bodies to secure continuity or emergency relief grants and some proceeded to invent new ways to deliver shows to their audiences. And ever-creative independent co-ops variously rose to the challenge. Most notable…...

June 10, 2020

$13M BOOST FROM CREATIVE NEW ZEALAND FOR EMERGENCY ARTS FUNDINGCreative New Zealand has dug deep to respond to the extraordinary volume of applications for its COVID-19 Emergency Response Package, investing an additional $13 million in its now closed first phase of arts funding.Arts Council leadership on Friday (5 June) approved…...

June 2, 2020

BUDGET 2020: The Mini-Series Written by Kate Powell The Big Idea 2 Jun 2020 With more twists than a scripted drama, we look back at two weeks that had the arts sector gripped. Now the dust has settled we tune into reaction. Talk about a cliffhanger....

May 23, 2020

BATS Theatre seeks Partnerships & Donor Programme DeveloperWellington’s iconic BATS Theatre looks to welcome an experienced Partnership & Donor Programme Developer to our tight-knit team. This is a fixed-term role with flexible hours and remuneration to match the standard of work required within this time-frame. Potentially this is the perfect…...

May 22, 2020

Auckland’s leading theatre for children is under threat. Auckland’s leading theatre for children has a crisis appeal underway as it seeks help to survive and keep shaping young lives and the city’s vibrant cultural fabric.Within weeks, Tim Bray Theatre Company (TBTC) has moved from being a strong, established institution at…...

May 16, 2020

CREATIVE NEW ZEALAND’S COVID-19 EMERGENCY SUPPORT TIMEFRAMES SHORTENED In this special pānui we’re announcing the new closing date for our Arts Continuity Grant and Emergency Relief Grant to ensure we have sufficient resources and can continue to effectively plan our ongoing support for the sector as the environment continues to…...

May 13, 2020

HELP Q GET THROUGH We are asking you, our beloved Q whānau, to Help Q Get Through. We are incredibly proud of all that Q has achieved, bringing audiences together with theatre, comedy, dance, music and a killer cocktail or two. Our community’s love of the Q experience has helped…...

May 11, 2020

WINNING SGCNZ SHAKES QUOTES SONNETS (SGCNZ’s Locked-down Competition ~ No 3) Shakespeare wrote so many quotable quotes! Those who do not ‘brush’ with Shakespeare, miss out on appreciating how many everyday sayings, phrases, words are either directly from the Bard’s works, or parody them. No one could deny we are…...

May 11, 2020

Shakespeare Globe Centre New Zealand LIMERICK COMPETITION! SGCNZ’s Next Locked-down Competition ~ No 4SGCNZ now has a Shakespeare related Limerick Competition ‘on the go’. Details can be found on SGCNZ’s website sgcnz.org.nz/News.Closing date is 22 May....

April 23, 2020

SGCNZ’s SHAKE UP A SONNET COMPETITION WINNERSHappy Bard’s Birthday!!!Thank you to all the COVID-19 locked-down entrants and congratulations to all the winners!...

April 17, 2020

Launching Thankful for Art #TFA Kia ora friend of the arts We’re pleased to launch our new advocacy campaign – Thankful for Art #TFA, which celebrates the value the arts are bringing to people during the lockdown and shares ways New Zealanders can engage with, support and participate in the…...

April 16, 2020

LAUGHTER AFTER LOCKDOWN:FUNDRAISER TO SUPPORT NZ’S COMEDY INDUSTRY GOES LIVEThe New Zealand Comedy Trust have launched a double-pronged fundraising initiative to help support Aotearoa’s comedy community, responding to the critical need for financial assistance as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic....

April 15, 2020

BLOOMSDAY is back again at the Thirsty Dog, K Rd in Auckland, one show only, Sunday June 16, 4pm-7pm, with Rima Te Wiata reading Molly Bloom and Tom Sainsbury lovingly doing Gerty MacDowell...

April 15, 2020

DEAN PARKER OBITUARY The death yesterday (14 April 2020) of Dean Parker, one of New Zealand’s most successful screenwriters and playwrights, was announced by Murray Lynch, Director of Playmarket, the playwright’s agent. Dean Parker was born in Napier in 1947 of mainly Irish ancestry. Educated at Napier Marist and Hastings…...

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