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Rand Hazou

Rand Hazou has written 19 posts for School of English and Media Studies

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 […]

NUTS NZ. Issue #2. May 2014

Editorial Welcome to the second edition of NUTS NZ – the Newsletter for University Theatre Studies New Zealand. The purpose of the newsletter is to help us communicate more effectively as a community of scholars interested in Theatre and Performance. The annual Australasian Theatre and Performance Association (ADSA) conference ‘Restoring Balance: Ecology, Sustainability’ is fast approaching. The conference […]

Mask Workshop with Prof. Stephanie Campbell 26th of Feb. @ Albany Campus

The Expressive Arts Programme is delighted to present a MASK WORKSHOP with Prof. Stephanie Campbell on Wednesday 26 February, from 2-5 pm in the Rec Centre Studio at the Albany Campus. Stephanie Campbell (MFA Acting/Directing, University of  Arizona) is  an international Mask Methods specialist. More information about her work can be found at www.maskexploration.com. An actress, stage […]

Sex worker story to prize-winning play

A short story about an unlikely friendship between a sex worker and a middle-class woman has been turned into the winning entry in a playwriting competition at the Albany campus. Written by Bachelor of Arts student Kate Davis, the play, Between the Cracks, was among entries in the inaugural Bitsa Playwriting and Performing Competition. It will […]

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