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New Homegrown Show Celebrates Palmy Arts Scene

A whirlwind of creators, performers, and poets have come together from Palmerston North’s fantastic creative scene in the unique new show Arts Uncontrolled.

AUMainEvent (1)Featuring six plays, a short film and original poetry, all the pieces have been written by local artists from the Manawatu area. With everything from comedy to tragedy to surrealism, the team behind it have summarised it as ‘a celebration of our community’, with submissions from first time youth writers as well as award-winning professionals.

Artistic Director Tobias Lockhart says that the showcase came about specifically to offer a wider set of opportunities. “The performing arts scene in Palmerston North is so massive, it can be a little daunting. This showcase gives new and upcoming members of the community a chance to shine and become part of the larger scene. With both experienced and new members of the cast and crew, everyone can learn something from one another.”

“For the audience our focus is on making this showcase to be an experience – with something for everyone. Art is something you have to engage with, and our performance will have a range of genres and styles; some humorous, some dealing with more serious issues. By placing no limits on what could be included we opened it up so everyone watching will have something they connect with or enjoy.”

Arts Uncontrolled opens next Wednesday 28th September and runs for four shows. Held in Massey University’s Sir Geoffery Peren Building’s Auditorium, doors will open from 7pm, with a selection of poetry and art to be viewed in the space before the show begins at 7:30 pm.

Tickets:   Full $10.00, Students with ID $5.00
Dates:   Wednesday 28th September – Saturday 1st October
Time:   Space opens 7pm, show begins 7.30pm
Venue:   Sir Geoffrey Peren Building, Massey University, Tiritea Road, Palmerston North
Bookings:   Email t.lockhart@live.com


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