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Archive for September, 2013

Angie Farrow talks about the art of teaching

As Associate Professor in the School of English and Media Studies and accomplished playwright, Dr Angie Farrow, has won the Vice-Chancellor’s Teaching Excellence Award for Sustained Commitment to Teaching Excellence and a national tertiary teaching excellence award. Watch her talking about the art of teaching at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bpXo_GFwJBw

Heather Mackay: October 4th Palmerston North talk

Hi there About 7 years ago I did 2 papers in Creative Writing, extramurally. I have recommended that course to a number of writers who are struggling a little. I now do author-funded publishing. At the Palmerston North City Library, on October the 4th, I will talk about publishing, and immediately afterwards will be the […]

Lecturer in Theatre Dr. Rand Hazou Interviewed on RNZ’s ‘Nights’ with Bryan Crump

The cartoon character ‘Handala’ by Palestinian Artist Naji Al-ALi. Dr. Rand Hazou, Lecturer in Theatre, Interviewed on RNZ’s ‘Nights’ with Bryan Crump Lecturer in Theatre, Dr. Rand Hazou was interviewed by Bryan Crump on Radio New Zealand’s ‘Nights’ which was broadcast on Monday 16 September 2013. The interview focused on the importance of theatre for […]

‘Invisible Foot’ kick-starts workplace theatre at Massey

Dr Steven Taylor and poses in front of Massey theatre students acting out the final scene of The Invisible Foot’. ‘Invisible Foot’ kick-starts workplace theatre at Massey Massey University’s theatre and business programmes came together for a unique performance last week – a reading of a play that was never meant to be performed on […]

Iranian folktales come to life at Albany

Iranian folktales come to life at Albany The epic adventures of an Iranian folktale hero will come to life at Massey University’s new Theatre Lab at Albany on July 31. A Night in Iran, produced and performed by well-known professional storyteller Derek Gordon, who teaches at Massey’s Expressive Arts programme, and Iranian migrant Sanam Vaziri, […]

Summer Shakespeare ‘not to be missed’

Director and Massey artist in residence Vanessa Stacey and A scene from ‘The Tempest’ Summer Shakespeare ‘not to be missed’ Record crowds have attended the first Summer Shakespeare shows in The Square. Reviewers have also raved about The Tempest production, calling it “a theatrical experience not to be missed”. Director and Massey’s artist in residence […]

Blue balloon dream a winner for Massey playwright

Associate Professor Angie Farrow Blue balloon dream a winner for Massey playwright A short play involving the magical, transformative qualities of a blue balloon, by Massey University’s Associate Professor Angie Farrow, has won first prize in a Canadian international playwriting competition. Dr Farrow, who teaches drama and creative processes in the School of English and […]

Worlds of man, beast and bird explored in theatre

Amanimal– Knothead, a character from Amanimal played by Paul Young; and Dr Emma Willis. Worlds of man, beast and bird explored in theatre The boundaries and bonds between humans, animals and their environments are explored in an inventive new dance theatre show, Amanimal, created by Massey University lecturer in theatre Dr Emma Willis. She devised the […]

New theatre lab a hub for community stories

Caption: Dr Rand Hazou, at the Albany campus’ new Theatre Lab to open next month.   New theatre lab a hub for community stories Growing up in Jordan across the valley from the troubled West Bank has given Palestinian-Kiwi theatre-maker Dr Rand Hazou a unique perspective on the role of theatre in telling marginalised stories. It’s […]

Welcoming Mel Edmon

On Friday 23rd August Massey formally welcomed artist-in-residence Melissa Edmon at the Turitea Campus. Our 29th visiting artist on the successful and popular scheme, Mel is a renowned documentary filmmaker (see her Vimeo page for examples of her amazing work) and a senior lecturer and programme coordinator at UCOL’s School of Photography, Arts and Design in […]

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