Rand Hazou

Rand Hazou has written 22 posts for School of English and Media Studies

Magazine of memories for aged-care residents

Meeting residents in an aged care facility and turning their conversations about the past into a magazine of memories proved to be a rewarding project for Massey University students as much as for the elderly residents they befriended in the process. The Auckland-based expressive arts students enrolled in the Creativity in the Community course – […]

Theatre and masks reveal life behind prison walls

Stories of prisoners’ lives usually stay locked up – but a group of male prisoners in Auckland has had the chance to study performance techniques and to share their experiences of being behind bars through a special theatre project led by Massey University. Walls That Talk: Ngā Pātū Kōrero – a documentary theatre project led […]

Inmates explore morals in Greek theatre

Inmates performed an abridged version of an Ancient Greek play, using puppets. Is pride the ultimate crime? It is a big moral question that a group of inmates at Auckland Prison explored when they performed an Ancient Greek play using puppets, in a partnership between the prison and Massey University. The project involved seven inmates […]

Students turn creative lens on dementia

Massey University theatre and media students have been using their creative talents for social good by exploring new ways to communicate with people who have dementia, as well as helping others to better understand the condition. Students at Massey’s Auckland campus have developed short films, music videos and a theatre performance in partnership with a […]

Script writer shares art of page-to-screen

Aspiring film scriptwriters will have a chance to hear how to get an idea off the page and onto the screen at a special seminar with scriptwriter Dr Matthew Harris. Dr Harris, a tutor in the School of English and Media Studies at the Auckland campus, is presenting two of his short films in the […]

New Short ‘Snooze Time’ by Matt Harris is Going Off

The new Short Film ‘Snooze Time‘ by English and Media Studies Tutor Matt Harris is ‘going off’ and causing a bit of a stir. The short, which can be accessed via Vimeo,  has already been seen 140,000 times and received 1,920 ‘likes’. The buzz seems to have been partly due to a short review of the […]

The Culture of Depression: Seminar

Dr. Chris Howard (139.209 Speaking: Theory and Practice, Albany) will be presenting a dialogue on The Culture of Depression next Wed 1st of October @1pm in QB6 at the Albany Campus. This dialogue will explore the idea that depression is not the psychological epidemic it is presented as by the media, governments, medical institutions and […]

The Kete Series – Manawatu Poetry Book Launch

  Poetry, publishing and a ‘back-to-basics’ approach to doing business come together this Friday night when three Manawatū poets (and their books) shake off their dust-jackets to reveal the colour and creativity that ‘thinking local’ can bring to our community. Award-winning weavers-of-words Tim Upperton, Joy Green and Leonel Alvarado along with HauNui Press, Swampthing Magazine […]

Dr. Jack Ross reading as part of ‘Poetry Central’ for National Poetry Day.

                For ‘National Poetry Day this Friday – Dr. Jack Ross will be reading some poetry at the Central Library as part of ‘Poetry Central’. The readings are free and start at 6pm. When: Friday 22 August, 6pm Where: Central City Library, Waitemata room, Level 3 Cost: Free Auckland Libraries and the nzepc (the New […]

Theatre to help firms deal with workplace bullying

  ‘In the Red Corner’ is a play about workplace bullying written by Dr Margot Edwards. Feelings and emotions are often marginalised in the rational world of business, but Massey University’s expressive arts and business programmes hope to change all that with the development of a play about workplace bullying. Dr Margot Edwards, a senior […]

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