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Topp Twins ‘striking example’ of power of popular culture

The Topp Twins use comedy as a means to unsettle ideas around gender, sexuality and what it means to be a New Zealander, according to Dr Nicholas Holm, Massey lecturer and programme leader in Media Studies at the Manawatū campus. Dr Holm presented a lecture on the Topp Twins at Te Manawa Museum in Palmerston […]

Refugee play wins international award

A play about the global refugee crisis penned by Massey University theatre lecturer and playwright Associate Professor Angie Farrow has won second place in the International New Works of Merit Playwriting Contest. Her play, The Politician’s Wife, came second equal among almost 250 entries from all over the world. The judges’ commented: “This brilliantly written […]

Māori literature deserves academic recognition

The School of English and Media Studies’ new creative writing lecturer has an ambitious vision – to see Māori literature recognised as distinct field. Award-winning author Dr Tina Makereti, who is Ngati Tuwharetoa, Te Ati Awa, Ngati Rangatahi, Moriori and Pākehā, says people are always surprised to hear that no one offers a single paper […]

“The Winter’s Tale”

Yet another great review for this year’s Summer Shakespeare production, “The Winter’s Tale”.  The production runs until Saturday 11 March 2017.  

Review – “The Winter’s Tale”

A great review for Sara Brodie’s production of “The Winter’s Tale”.  We hope it will entice you to come and see this wonderful piece.  Thirty six people in the cast who range in age from 17 to 76.  It is a delight!

Globe Theatre Awards – Best Ensemble

Congratulations to Massey’s 2016 Modern Drama class for picking up the award for Best Ensemble at the Globe Theatre awards this weekend! The Globe Awards celebrate the best of Palmerston North’s non-professional theatre, and we were delighted to be in such esteemed company. The production was Caryl Churchill’s 2012 Love and Information, directed by Rachel […]

Shakespeare in Schools

Don’t miss this year’s amazing Summer Shakespeare production of “The Winter’s Tale” directed by Sara Brody, which begins on March 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 9th, 10th and 11th at 7.30 pm at Victoria Esplanade, Palmerston North. As part of our Shakespeare in Schools Project run by our School in Manawatu, Sara worked with drama students at […]

Manawatu River becomes a Shakespearean backdrop

Director Sara Brodie is bringing a bit of wild to Summer Shakespeare 2017, with the Manawatu River as a backdrop and all sorts of surprises planned. In her position as the artist in residence at Massey University, the Kapiti-based director and choreographer has chosen The Winter’s Tale as her play. “It’s comic and tragic and […]

Globe Theatre Awards – Massey’s nominations

We are delighted with the nominations for the Globe Theatre Awards across four Massey University productions this year.  Our student driven production, Arts Uncontrolled, received a nomination for best ensemble. MUDS (our drama society) received two nominations for Misfits, and Kelly Harris received a nomination for Best direction for our Summer Shakespeare production The Merry Wives […]

Research Round-up – July, August and September

A Book published, and a play: Ingrid Horrocks launched a co-edited book (with Cherie Lacey), Extraordinary Anywhere: Essays on Place from Aotearoa New Zealand (Wellington, Victoria  University Press, 2016) at Unity Books, Wellington,  on Tuesday 26 July. http://vup.victoria.ac.nz/extraordinary-anywhere-essays-on-place-from-aotearoa-new-zealand/ Three essays by School of English and Media Studies staff are included in the collection: Horrocks, I.A. […]

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