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February 11, 2024

Comment on review of “Heartbreak House” – Shaw always seemed more head than heart to me....

November 13, 2023

Comments on review of “A Streetcar Named Desire” – Emilie Hope’s review of the National Theatre Live at Home production of “A Streetcar Named Desire” is a remarkable piece of writing....

September 15, 2023

Comment on review of “5 Lesbians Eating a Quiche”...

September 2, 2023

Comment on review of “Play With Your Food 2010: Café Theatre”...

August 15, 2023

Comment on review of “No Freedom Without You”...

June 18, 2023

Comment on review of “Sax Appeal”...

May 29, 2023

Comment on review of “Romeo and Juliet 2023”...

May 19, 2023

Comments on review of “Maria Williams – ADHD – The Musical”...

May 18, 2023

Comment on review of “Guy Montgomery – My Brain is Blowing Me Crazy”...

May 9, 2023

Comment on review of “Kōpū”...

April 19, 2023

Comment on review of “The Unruly Tourists”...

March 20, 2023

Comment on review of “The Picture of Dorian Gray”...

March 8, 2023

Comment on review of “Watch Out Gay Panda”...

February 22, 2023

Comment on review of “Magic in the Air”...

February 13, 2023

Comment on review of “Sense and Sensibility”...

December 23, 2022

CNZ decision to defund Shakespeare Globe Centre New Zealand. A top Auckland University English Professor has written a highly-critical letter to the chief executive of a government agency that cut funding to a school Shakespeare festival on the basis it represents a “canon of imperialism”....

December 1, 2022

LIVING WITH THE ARTS ‘NO-STRATEGY STRATEGY’ Lucy Marinkovich on being rejected as an artist despite your excellence A fact of life: no one likes being rejected. As a professional artist, it’s inevitable you will cultivate an intimate relationship with rejection. I recently received an email that translated as the ultimate…...

September 1, 2022

Phillip Mann MNZM died on Thursday 1 September 2022...

September 1, 2022

WRITER AND THEATRE DIRECTOR PHILLIP MANN DIES Writer and director Phillip Mann MNZM died on Thursday 1 September in Wellington. A major contributor to the development of New Zealand theatre, Mann was the founding teacher at the country’s first University drama department, at Victoria University Te Herenga Waka in 1970.…...

May 21, 2022

Biographical Plays? Can anyone recommend a ‘biographical play text’ – a play written about someone’s life in New Zealand?...

December 12, 2021

Open Letter to Raewyn Whyte (National Treasure) From Lyne Kia ora Raewyn I hope you are enjoying your new life on the shores of the Hokianga. I know it was nearly a year ago but we (dance people who love you) are finally getting our thoughts together to thank you.…...

November 23, 2021

Moving beyond Square One. After all this, what would it mean for the arts and culture sector if it found itself back at square one? Square one means low wages, a medium income...

September 17, 2021

THE DELTA DIFFERENCE: Why Aotearoa’s Performing Arts and Events need support now – and what you can do. James Wenley, Theatre Scenes, explains why targeted support for Aotearoa’s performing arts and events sector is urgently needed to help see us through the Delta outbreak.We know that Delta is different. And…...

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