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December 15, 2022

NEW ZEALAND FRINGE FESTIVAL IS BACK WITH A DIVERSE, ELECTRIC NEW PROGRAMME FOR 2023: TICKETS ARE ON SALE TONIGHT. The New Zealand Fringe Festival (NZ Fringe) has given us all…

NEW ZEALAND FRINGE FESTIVAL IS BACK WITH A DIVERSE, ELECTRIC NEW PROGRAMME FOR 2023: TICKETS ARE ON SALE TONIGHT. The New Zealand Fringe Festival (NZ Fringe) has given us all the gift we really wanted this Christmas, with tickets on sale this evening for its stellar new 2023 programme. Aotearoa’s leading open-access arts festival celebrates the involvement of over 160 events spread across a huge 40+ venues in Pōneke this summer. With Covid-19 restrictions on travel now lifted, NZ Fringe is excited to deliver a line-up of award-winning international acts, many of whom are bringing their performances to Aotearoa for the first time. Joining these artists is an amazing line-up of homegrown talent and local legends.

December 6, 2022

It is with deep sadness that the Royal New Zealand Ballet (RNZB) has announced the ultimate cancellation of the Auckland season of Venus Rising due to increasing COVID cases within…

It is with deep sadness that the Royal New Zealand Ballet (RNZB) has announced the ultimate cancellation of the Auckland season of Venus Rising due to increasing COVID cases within the company. RNZB Artistic Director Patricia Barker says, “This beautiful production, which we had to postpone three times and cancel, now, twice, has taken us on a journey. We were determined to get it on stage, and we did that in the world premiere season in Wellington and for one special show in Christchurch. Despite having their hearts broken every time we had to push it back, when the occasion finally arrived, the dancers danced their hearts out in a world class performance.

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 of break-up lines: “It’s not you, it’s me.” I’m usually quick to self-deprecate, but for once I believed them.

November 27, 2022

BRUCE MASON PLAYWRITING AWARD 2022 Partnership takes top playwriting award Playmarket is pleased to announce that the winners of the 2022 Bruce Mason Playwriting Award are Eleanor Bishop and Karin…

BRUCE MASON PLAYWRITING AWARD 2022 Partnership takes top playwriting award

November 15, 2022

TE AUAHA SEEKS A VENUES PRODUCTION TECHNICIAN

The Venues Production Technician ensures that those who hire or use the venues at Te Kāhui Auaha have the knowledge and equipment they need for their activities to run safely and smoothly from a technical and facilities point of view. The production technician will also be required to design and operate lights and sound for internal productions, and undertake similar duties for external productions and events when required.

November 8, 2022

Applications for Choreolab 2023 are now open! Come celebrate 21 years of New Zealand’s most profound professional development event for dance practitioners from 9th-20th January 2023.

Applications for Choreolab 2023 are now open! Come celebrate 21 years of New Zealand’s most profound professional development event for dance practitioners from 9th-20th January 2023.

November 5, 2022

A GUIDE FOR ARTS ADVOCATES Changing the story on arts, culture and creativity in Aotearoa; a guide for arts advocates about how to build support for a future where artists…

The guide is for people already advocating for the arts, or anyone who wants to play a role in creating an Aotearoa where arts, culture and creativity thrive.

October 17, 2022

NEW MANAGER AT ICONIC HANNAH PLAYHOUSE

Following the announcement of the Hannah Playhouse being re-opened as a home for the development of new works and practice in the performing arts of the city, Wellington City Council is delighted to announce Isobel MacKinnon has been appointed as the Manager of this iconic venue. MacKinnon, a director, writer, and theatre practitioner has 10 years+ of experience in event planning and delivery, community collaboration, arts marketing, and creating effective audience experiences.

September 30, 2022

Playmarket announces the winners for PLAYS FOR THE YOUNG 2022

Playmarket announces the winners for PLAYS FOR THE YOUNG 2022:

September 30, 2022

ADAM NZ PLAY AWARD 2023 Submissions are now open for the 2023 Adam NZ Play Award.Awards may be given in the following categories:- Best Play- Best Play by a Māori…

ADAM NZ PLAY AWARD 2023 Submissions are now open for the 2023 Adam NZ Play Award. Awards may be given in the following categories: - Best Play - Best Play by a Māori Playwright - Best Play by a Pasifika Playwright - Best Play by a Woman Playwright

September 24, 2022

SUMMER SHAKESPEARE WELLINGTON AUDITION ANNOUNCEMENT For our 2023 production, we will be presenting The Tempest at the Dell in the Botanic Gardens, directed by Megan Evans.

This production will explore the nuanced and complex interrelationships of human and more-than-human residents of this beautiful planet we humans must learn to share less selfishly. Shakespeare’s Tempest has been a star vehicle for the actor playing Prospero. But perhaps the time for ‘star turns’ should have ended long ago. In casting this production, we will work to ensure that everyone feels they have enough.

September 21, 2022

Ahurei Mōwaho o Tāmaki Makaurau Auckland Fringe AFTER A TRIUMPHANT THREE WEEKS, THE AUCKLAND FRINGE FESTIVAL CLOSE WITH THEIR AWARDS ANNOUNCED

The annual Auckland Fringe festival 2022 is thrilled to announce the winners of the Auckland Fringe Awards. The awards held at The Factory in Onehunga (Part of Kete Aronui) closed the festival with a celebration of the three-week fest, which saw a dazzling programme of over 70 shows and performances across Tāmaki Makaurau.

September 2, 2022

WELLINGTON’S HANNAH PLAYHOUSE THEATRE ‘RE-AWAKENING … LIKE SLEEPING BEAUTY’

Wellington’s Hannah Playhouse theatre will be reopened as an affordable, flexible arts incubation space where performers can experiment with, develop and show new works.

September 1, 2022

Phillip Mann MNZM died on Thursday 1 September 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. He was also a leading theatre director, directing premieres of New Zealand work by Vincent O'Sullivan, Renee and Greg McGee, as well as scores of contemporary and classic plays and operas.

August 27, 2022

MANAGER HANNAH PLAYHOUSE – WELLINGTONKia mahi ngātahi mō Pōneke mō tōna āpōpō Working together for Wellington’s future.

Wellington City Council's Creative Capital business unit is responsible for the delivery of the Council's vision for the arts and event sector, Aho Tini 2030, the new Arts and Culture Strategy. This strategy sees the reshaping and expansion of activity alongside the existing delivery of a programme of events, public activities, and initiatives. This will shortly include the management of the Hannah Playhouse as a home for development of professional performing arts in the city.

August 2, 2022

NZ FRINGE 2023 REGISTRATIONS New Zealand Fringe registrations open on the 2nd of September through till the 15th of October for the 2023 Fringe season, running from the 17th of…

This is a gentle nudge and a heads-up to get all your ducks in a row, and give all those exciting, innovative, creative ideas you've been brewing, wings!

July 20, 2022

NEW VENUE AWARDS FIVE FUNDED RESIDENCIES TO CREATIVES ACROSS DUNEDIN

Te Whare o Rukutia, a new flexible, accessible and affordable 120-seat performing arts venue currently managed by the Dunedin Fringe Arts Trust, has allocated $20,000 across five residencies to creatives from across Ōtepoti Dunedin, with the first kicking off at the end of the month. The residencies focus on the development – rather than presentation – of a performance piece. This focus was designed to respond to the many disappointments performers have experienced during the pandemic after having event after event cancelled, often with no compensation for the work that was put into developing the piece.

July 11, 2022

THEATREVIEW WEBSITE UPGRADE – SURVEY Kia ora We want to make things easier and simpler for you to use Theatreview’s website.

We need your help and input please, as we create a new website for you. In the time it takes you to drink a cuppa, you can make a valuable contribution to improving access to all that we offer the professional dance and theatre communities of Aotearoa, New Zealand.

June 10, 2022

ASIAN INK SUBMISSIONS EXTENDED

Our Asian Ink development programme is looking for NZ Asian writers with the best new and original work. The programme offers playwrights a development workshop with a professional script advisor and actors dedicated to helping you develop your play.

June 10, 2022

PLAYS FOR THE YOUNG A competition to find the best new plays to inspire and excite young audiences.There are three categories:3–8 years8–12 years, orwritten for teenagers.

PLAYS FOR THE YOUNG A competition to find the best new plays to inspire and excite young audiences. There are three categories: 3–8 years 8–12 years, or written for teenagers.

June 8, 2022

TOUR-MAKERS 2023 EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST – now open! Kia ora PANNZ whānau, We’re really excited to open expressions of interest for Tour-Makers in 2023!

Tour-Makers is the touring agency arm of PANNZ, and a key initiative towards a sustainable touring network for Aotearoa performing arts. Tour-Makers' purpose is to deliver high-quality work to professional performing arts venues throughout Aotearoa (with a capacity of 200+ audience size).

May 27, 2022

NEW CHIEF EXECUTIVE APPOINTED TO AUCKLAND ARTS FESTIVAL

The Board and team at Te Ahurei Toi o Tāmaki / Auckland Arts Festival (AAF) are delighted to announce the appointment of Robbie Macrae as the new Kaiwhakahaere Matua / Chief Executive (CE). He will be taking over from long-time CE David Inns, who announced his retirement at the end of February 2022.

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