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July 14, 2006

PENINSULA REACHES OUT Gary Henderson’s PENINSULA will feature at the Brisbane Festival next week playing at The Visy Theatre, The Powerhouse 20, 21 and 22 July 2006...

July 11, 2006

King and Country returns to Downstage on Thursday July 13, fresh from a successful season at Hamilton’s Fuel Festival and will be appearing at the Going West Festival in August and the Otago Festival in October....

June 21, 2006

Rosa Casado, Spanish theatre artist and member of the Magdalena network, will perform her solo show “Paradise 2: the incessant sound of a falling tree” at the Wellington Performing Arts Centre at 8pm on Saturday 24 and Sunday 25th; $15 waged / $10 unwaged....

June 20, 2006

PANZ First Play Competition The Playwrights Association of New Zealand (PANZ) is running a competition …...

June 19, 2006

DAWN SANDERS RECEIVES THE 2006 SAM WANAMAKER AWARD This year’s Sam Wanamaker Award has been presented to Dawn Sanders, Chief Executive of The Shakespeare Globe Centre, New Zealand …...

June 16, 2006

The New Theatre Initiative is building a new theatre at 305 Queen Street … You are invited to an open industry meeting to be held on …...

June 11, 2006

In a weekend filled with drama, comedy, history and romance … it was something of a surprise that the biggest cheer was earned at the closing ceremony by a messenger …...

June 5, 2006

Shakespeare Globe Centre New Zealand’s 15th Sheilah Winn Festival of Shakespeare in Schools International Festival Showcase and Award Ceremony...

June 2, 2006

Trouble in Tahiti – New Zealand productions? I posted this over at the New Zealand Opera Society website, with no responses, so perhaps someone here may be able to help: …...

May 31, 2006

JUBLIATION CHOIR Jubilation are a 24-voice à cappella (i.e. unaccompanied) choir who specialise in good-time gospel with a rock & roll attitude. Featuring soloists including Rick Bryant, Jean McAllister, Fiona Samuel, Jennifer Ward-Lealand & Amanda Billing …...

May 24, 2006

Spanish Theatre Artist to visit NZ. From June 20 to July 5 2006, the Magdalena Aotearoa Trust will host a visit by Spanish theatre artist Rosa Casado. She will give lectures, workshops and performances in Auckland, Wellington and Dunedin. An independent creator and performer based in Madrid…...

May 20, 2006

One of New Zealand’s leading theatre companies, Massive Company, has been invited to take part in a unique international theatre project held in the United Kingdom in July this year …...

May 14, 2006

A director’s role, rights and responsibilities. Three recent productions have raised questions about the role, rights and responsibilities of directors. [Warning: Don’t read on if you’d rather not know what happens in The Underpants.]...

May 12, 2006

DANZ (Dance Aotearoa New Zealand), the national organisation for dance, is supporting this growth through a programme of workshops for dance practitioners in Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch....

May 12, 2006

On Wednesday night (10 May) five New Zealand artists received a combined $40,000 from the Arts Foundation of New Zealand and Denis and Verna Adam, the recipients of the inaugural Arts Foundation of New Zealand’s Award for Patronage....

May 10, 2006

Local content in the New Zealand International Arts Festival 2006. For every NZ International Arts Festival there is huge competition to score a commission to create a local production. Only a few of those who apply get to pitch their idea at the ‘show and tell’ session, and only a…...

May 10, 2006

May a critic challenge programming decisions? The following exchange came off my review of The Fundraiser at Centrepoint. Does anyone else have thoughts on this?...

May 3, 2006

For their next Cameo at the Paramount, NZ Actors Equity (Wellington) brings Niki (Whale Rider) Caro in to talk about creating performance, building relationships with actors and what’s up next....

April 24, 2006

Vula is heading for the Sydney Opera House. But first the Maidment in Auckland has invited Vula (Fijian for ‘moon’) back for a brief return season from 25 to 27 May. It played there as part of AK05 (see ‘Shock & Dismay …’ below) and was a huge success....

April 22, 2006

The Auckland Festival Trust has announced that the Auckland Festival, AK07, “will light up the heart of Auckland city next March 9-24, offering an inspiring and exciting selection of new and ambitious New Zealand and Pacific work and an impressive international line-up.”...

April 20, 2006

Saturday 13 & Sunday 14 May 2006 Have a ‘look-see’ behind the scenes at some of Wellington region’s best theatres, galleries, museums, heritage sites and arts organisations for FREE!...

April 19, 2006

The New Zealand International Arts Festival will once again run a Show & Tell to assist in the commissioning and producing of new work. NZ arts festivals are currently seeking proposals for projects to be selected for the next Show & Tell, to be held during the first week of…...

April 16, 2006

Indian Ink is devising again! …At their recent Actors’ Equity ‘Cameo at the Paramount’ chat, Justin and Jacob revealed they are working on a new show …...

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