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June 11, 2024

HANDCUFFS SWINGING AXES AND UBEREATS TAKE OUT THE TOP PRIZE

Alex kicks off her wildly satirical thriller Becoming Jeff Bezos with a fugitive and a ‘10% off your first purchase’ UberEats voucher. Her play then explodes into madness involving blood, bodies and the pleasures of late-stage capitalism.

June 6, 2024

Exciting new dance festival for Pōneke

Footnote NZ Dance launch the inaugural PŌNEKE FESTIVAL OF CONTEMPORARY DANCE.

June 3, 2024

LISA GETS A GONG!

Lisa Jadwiga Valentina Warrington, services to theatre and education, Dunedin. Huge congratulations from the Theatreview Trust for this extremely well-deserved honour!

May 31, 2024

Playmarket New Zealand TE HONO : CONNECTION

Playwrights – you have until Tuesday 4 June to get us your submissions for TE HONO : CONNECTION. We’re calling for applications from playwrights to undertake an online partnership with a script advisor to develop a new script – at whatever stage it is currently in.

May 15, 2024

Shakespeare Globe Centre New Zealand National University of Otago Sheilah Winn Shakespeare Festival 2024

“Close reading, creativity, collaboration, communication are just a few of the plethora of qualities which are enhanced,” said SGCNZ CEO, Dawn Sanders, “Rising to the challenge of re-imagining Shakespeare’s works in so many ways gets their ‘imaginary forces' working, as well as, for the many student directors, management of their project, peers and time.”

May 1, 2024

Vale Sir Vincent O’Sullivan.

Poet, playwright, critic, fiction writer, biographer, editor, celebrated teacher.

April 29, 2024

Comments posted to the review of Wellington Preview Show 2024

We take on board that stand-up comedians would like the qualities of their writing, delivery and the audience response to be included in reviews.

April 16, 2024

PRODUCTION CO-ORDINATOR Wellington Central

Whitireia and WelTec’s new School of Creativity, Te Auaha, is seeking a highly experienced Production Coordinator. Applications close: 24 April 2024 ...

April 15, 2024

ADAM NZ PLAY AWARD for 2024

Playmarket is pleased to announce the joint winners of the ADAM NZ PLAY AWARD for 2024: Dan Bain for The Odyssey and Sam Brooks for This Is My Story of Us.

April 12, 2024

Tempo Dance Festival moving forward

The New Zealand Dance Festival Trust (NZDFT) is proud to announce a significant partnership with The New Zealand Dance Company.

March 27, 2024

Dance in aroha, Stephen Bradshaw (1963 – 2024).

"A gentle, humble and selfless soul" - Tiaki Kerei pays tribute to a man who paved the way for contemporary Māori dance...

March 20, 2024

NEW EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR APPOINTED TO THE COURT THEATRE

Gretchen La Roche, a well-respected and seasoned arts executive, is returning to Christchurch to lead The Court Theatre as its new Executive Director.

March 19, 2024

Comment on review of “Lost Lear”

An insightfully expressed alignment of Shakespeare’s text and intent with the contortion of the effects of dementia and...

March 17, 2024

Comment on review of “Lost Lear”

Ccreativity but the vocal projection was sadly poor

March 16, 2024

NZ FRINGE 2024 AWARDS – Nominees and Winners

NZ FRINGE 2024 AWARDS – Nominees and Winners Winners are highlighted in bold.

March 13, 2024

PLAYWRIGHTS b4 25//Entries close 1 April

Are you a playwright under the age of 25 who takes risks and throws care to the wind? Or do you write strong, conventional plays with a gripping plot? Well, Playwrights b4 25 is for you.

March 11, 2024

Comment on review of “Only the Stars Know Where I’ve Been” –

The recent five night showing has been met by audiences with a gentle astonishment for the other worldly androgynously pitched duet...

February 11, 2024

Comment on review of “Heartbreak House”

Shaw always seemed more head than heart to me.

February 9, 2024

DIVING INTO SHAKESPEARE

This year’s SGCNZ YSC troupe, which comprises almost 50% Māori students, travels to the Globe in July.

February 9, 2024

DUNEDIN THEATRE AWARDS 2022 and 2023

The 12th Dunedin Theatre Awards will be held on Monday, February 12, at Hanover Hall. Doors open at 5.30pm and the ceremony starts at 6pm. Entry is free, koha appreciated.

January 12, 2024

Jennifer Shennan Dance review of 2023

Farewell to a year of dance, 2023

January 4, 2024

THEATREVIEW OVERVIEW 2023

Ngā mihi o te tau hou ki a koutou mai i te whānau o Te Whare Tapere Tirohanga Hou! Happy New Year to all from the Theatreview whānau! 2023 has been a significant year for Theatreview. Here are some of the highlights:

December 15, 2023

Vale Renée. Moe mai rā e te rangatira.

Feminist playwright and poet Renée dies aged 94. She was one of the country’s most notable writers. She described herself as a lesbian feminist with socialist working-class ideals, and was considered a pioneer in writing about working-class women, takatāpuiand Māori. Read More

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