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May 13, 2007

Tiny type. The Made in New Zealand review includes: “It is a shame that the attractively produced programmes cannot be read by many...

May 13, 2007

The New Zealand International Comedy Festival plays Auckland 4 – 27 May and Wellington 7 – 26 May. The Nationwide programme includes the Comedy Convoy, which plays New Plymouth 20 May, Hamilton 21 May, Rotorua 22 May, Greymouth 23 May, Nelson 24 May, Blenheim 25 May, Christchurch 26 May....

May 10, 2007

When does theatre work? At John’s suggestion, the intention here is to consolidate and continue some of the interesting issues raised in the prior mega-forum about devised theatre...

May 8, 2007

Tedancari Dance Company – Workshop. “9th Workuba 2007” – Buenos Aires, Argentina International Intensive Afro-Cuban and Latin Dance Workshop   September 8 – September 22, 2007  ...

May 4, 2007

NBR NEW ZEALAND OPERA Lucia di Lammermoor The NZI Winter Season This passionate story of star-crossed lovers is played out amid the wild landscapes of a Scotland split by blood-feuds. The stunning star of 2005’s La Traviata, Elvira Fatykhova, returns to New Zealand’s stages as Lucia. Creating this new production…...

May 3, 2007

The Duty of a Playwright? Torture in Lebanon via a Toronto Stage: The duty of an artist is to place art on a higher level than history....

May 1, 2007

Richard McBeef. The one-act ‘play’ Richard McBeef by Virginia Tech killer Cho Seung-Hui has been posted on the internet. Click on the title to read it (on a site called The Smoking Gun)....

May 1, 2007

ALMOST A BIRD THEATRE COLLECTIVE HEADS TO THE NETHERLANDS TO PERFORM AT THE INTERNATIONAL ARTS FESTIVAL OEROL A cast of six Kiwi actors is off to The Netherlands with a stunning production of Life as Antigone to perform at part of the International Arts Festival Oerol....

April 29, 2007

‘Kissing Bone’: the wrightings of Rothwell. In an earlier forum – The Duty of a Playwright – I floated some ideas about playwrights, what they do, and why, and quoted Robert Fisk in The Independent Online...

April 26, 2007

CLASSIC NZ PLAY TOURS NORTH ISLAND Classic New Zealand play The End of The Golden Weather takes to the road in May and June this year, performing in 13 centres throughout the North Island … directed by Mark Clare and produced by Graeme Bennett, featuring former Neighbours star, and New…...

April 20, 2007

Black Grace: AMATA. Further to the Black Grace review and comments, here are links to other reviews...

April 20, 2007

Provocative New Plays Ready for Tasting The Court Theatre is pleased to offer Christchurch theatre enthusiasts a dynamic series of Sunday afternoon rehearsed play readings as part of The Forge’s inaugural 2007 season. With a commitment to things new and innovative The Forge is ideally placed to present “works in…...

April 3, 2007

Tax Exemptions For Artists And Their Creative Outputs When Exhibited, Published Or Otherwise Produced In Public Arenas...

April 1, 2007

Exclusive to theatreview! Applications and feedback invited for exciting new initiative! [NOTE: This was an April Fool’s gag and is left here a) for posterity and b) because, apart from the absurd criteria bit, it’s not a bad fantasy.] TAX EXEMPTIONS FOR ARTISTS AND THEIR CREATIVE OUTPUTS WHEN EXHIBITED, PUBLISHED…...

March 16, 2007

A BUSINESS CASE FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS. The recent Staging The Future II symposium was shocked to discover that the performing arts are not included in the government definition of Creative Industries!...

March 13, 2007

Season Thoughts. So what do people think of the various theatres around New Zealand’s up and coming shows...

March 13, 2007

Silo Theatre is committed to the continued discovery and development of emergent actors. Our core strategy toward assisting this next generation’s professional development is called The Ensemble Project....

March 11, 2007

CROSS-SECTOR COLLABORATION – What the …? In a brilliant stroke of provocation, discussion facilitator Danny Mulheron stirred up the Sunday morning session of recent Staging The Future II symposium...

March 11, 2007

STAGING THE FUTURE II Mounted by the Theatre Artists Charitable Trust (TACT) at Circa Theatre, 1 – 4 March 2007 SHOCK REVELATION The performing arts are not included in the government definition of Creative Industries!...

March 9, 2007

To bow or not to bow…Curtain calls can be a tricky area.  As (in no particular order…) an actor/ writer/ director/ designer it’s nice to have your work acknowledged, and as an audience member to have the chance to show your appreciation for what you have seen.  But then...

March 6, 2007

Fringe Wrap. Rather than attempt a wrap myself – hell, you’ve heard enough from me – I thought I’d start this Forum topic by way of inviting audience members, particpants, locals, visitors...

March 6, 2007

Theatreview 2.0? This site is ace.  But I feel like I need something else. Any plans to include interviews, investigative pieces or other feature-type content?...

March 5, 2007

BEST OF THE FRINGE FESTIVAL 2007 ANNOUNCED The 14th annual New Zealand Fringe Festival has drawn to a close, with the announcements of this year’s Fringe 07 award winners. Thirteen awards were granted at the award ceremony and closing night party, held Sunday night, March 4, at Wellington’s San Francisco…...

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