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Joana Joy: Standing Still

Wellington

29/06/2023 - 10/05/2024

"Bevy of excellent one liners and snazzy physicality..

"Fearless, playful, intriguing and refreshing..

Jerome Chandrahasen ON WORDS

Wellington

07/05/2024 - 11/05/2024

"A phatic fifty minutes of social commentary..

Pane Provocations

Wellington

06/03/2024 - 09/03/2024

"Beautiful, relatable and emotional – generating a necessary conversation..

Manage Your Expectations

Wellington

27/02/2024 - 02/03/2024

"Very very good indeed..

"Just dead hands left and one dancing naked body..

Our Place

Wellington

16/02/2024 - 18/02/2024

"Childlike fantasy and adult reality confront each other and embrace..

Lay Over

Wellington

15/02/2024 - 16/02/2024

"Fantastic improvisers with incredible chemistry..

Fame or Die

Wellington

19/09/2023 - 23/09/2023

"A winning charm in the way Ginge and Minge work with and off each other..

The Boy Who Caused 9/11

Wellington

23/08/2023 - 26/08/2023

"Bound to relate to your own experiences, observations and existential musings..

Music to Die For

Wellington

09/08/2023 - 12/08/2023

"A memorable, amusing and sometimes touching life story conjured out of improv..

Long Ride Home

Wellington, Nelson

02/08/2023 - 23/03/2024

"Humorous, well-paced, dramatically satisfying ... Outstanding..

Neil Thornton HOT MESS ON WHEELS

Wellington

23/05/2023 - 27/05/2023

"A true gift to the queer community and all lovers of pop culture..

Hoani Hotene, Danny Sewell & Booth The Clown – Really Good Normal Show

Wellington

17/05/2023 - 20/05/2023

"You’ll leave feeling really good, if a little less normal..

Gabby Anderson – Bad(ish) Teacher

Wellington, Auckland

09/05/2023 - 27/05/2023

"Friendly, engaging, genuine and enthusiastically here for a good time..

"Verbal dexterity is a hallmark of her delivery, as are pause, pace and audience participation..

The Retreat

Wellington

07/03/2023 - 11/03/2023

"Patriarchal dominance, the power of a cult and the weaknesses of humankind all wrapped up together in musical form...

Only Bones V1.10

Wellington

11/02/2023 - 07/03/2023

"Playfulness that variously fascinates, astounds, intrigues and provokes empathy..

TO BE FRANK

Whangarei, Wellington

30/09/2022 - 04/03/2023

"An immediately relatable yet surprisingly profound microcosm of the human condition..

"ABSURDLY FUNNY, EXCRUCIATINGLY HUMAN..

CAUTION WET FLOOR

Wellington

21/02/2023 - 25/02/2023

"Reality and fantasy, disappointment and joy, desire and hubris foxtrot with each other in this compelling microcosm of the human…..

LOVE/LOVE/LOVE/LOVE/LOVE

Wellington

21/02/2023 - 25/02/2023

"Beyond the sexy strut, beyond a flat silhouette captured in a mirror...

Nailed it! - A Builder Play

Wellington

17/02/2023 - 19/02/2023

"Builder-style repartee amongst the many highlights..

CONFESSIONS OF AN AEROBICS INSTRUCTOR

Wellington

02/12/2022 - 08/12/2022

"Rowdy, entertaining, energetic and willing to look at the darker side of its subject..

SMILESTUFF

Wellington

08/03/2022 - 12/03/2022

"Gifted performers in search of coherence and structure..

A HUNDRED WORDS FOR SNOW

Wellington, Dunedin

05/09/2019 - 05/03/2022

"The most enriching experience so far..

"Astonishing tale impressively told..

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