sytaffel has written 9 posts for School of English and Media Studies

Modern Drama 139.303 Performances

On 31st August, students in the expressive arts 139.303 Modern Drama paper coordinated by Associate Professor Angie Farrow took part in a series of devised performances influenced by texts from Ibsen, Brecht and more. The performances were held at the Black Sheep Theatre on Massey’s Manawatu Campus.  

The Naturalist Book Launch

Friday 15th August saw the launch of a Massey University creative writing senior lecturer Thom Conroy’s novel the Naturalist at Palmerston North City Library, with over 150 people in attendance. The book launch featured a reading from Dr Conroy, and introductions from the Head of the School of English and Media Studies Joe Grixti and […]

Daughters of Heaven: Drama in Performance 139.104

Based on the notorious 1954 Parker-Hulme murder, Michelanne Forster’s Daughters of Heaven tells the tale of two teenage girls who conspire to murder one of their own mothers. The play explores the breakdown of one moral universe and its replacement with another that is potent, powerful and, ultimately, tragic. Directed by Rachel Lenart, students of […]

All My Sons: Drama In Performance 139.104

The 30th April and 1st may saw Massey Expressive Arts and English students in Palmerston North perform a version of Arthur Miller’s play All My Sons in the Black Sheep Theatre on Massey’s Turitea campus. The performances were directed by paper coordinator and Massey senior tutor Rachel Lenart. Written in 1947, All My Sons is […]

Socrates Now

Arts on Wednesday on Wednesday 9th April at Massey’s Palmerston North campus saw an inspired performance of Socrates Now by Yannis Simonides. The show marked the the final leg of a 300 date world tour which took place across 15 countries. The internationally acclaimed one-man show, presented by New York-based Emmy Award winner, Yannis Simonides, […]

Digital Media Production Village Opening

Monday 14th April saw the official opening of the new Digital Media Production Village at Massey’s Wellington Campus. In addition to media production and post-production spaces, a communications lab, audio recording booth, technician’s offices and equipment stores the area additionally features an interview/greenscreen studio and control room, ensuring that students will have access to cutting […]

Palmerston North Media Lab Refurbishment

For the beginning of the 2014 academic year the media lab at Massey’s Palmerston North Campus has seen an extensive refurbishment, which has seen both production and post-production equipment overhauled.   In terms of production equipment, the lab, which is used during media practice and expressive arts papers including media practice I and II, creative […]

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 […]

Media Practice II Production Photos

Students at Turitea Campus Palmerston North have been shooting short documentary films this week, here are some production photos.      

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