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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 […]

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. 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 […]

NUTS NZ Newsletter #11

Editorial Welcome to eleventh 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. We have an interesting selection of stories and items for you in our third issue for 2016. In this […]

Launch – Extraordinary Anywhere

If you’re in Wellington next Tuesday, join us for the launch of Extraordinary Anywhere: Essays on place from Aotearoa New Zealand edited by Ingrid Horrocks and Cherie Lacey. When: Tuesday 26 July, 6.00pm–7.30pm Where: Unity Books, 57 Willis St, Wellington. The launch will include short readings by essayists Tim Corballis, Lynn Jenner, Tina Makereti, Harry […]

High praise for Justus student production

Huge congratulations to the Creativity in the Community students involved in JustUs for more fantastic feedback on their play with a Radio New Zealand story today!

Samuel Williams and Hamish Boyle in JustUs

Youth Justice Play Sparks Debate

Youth justice has been put under the spotlight in a new stage show by a group of Massey University Creativity in the Community students at Wellington campus. The production comes at a time when the Government is considering whether or not to raise the age of New Zealand’s Youth Court jurisdiction, and has sparked lively debate. […]

Creative Activism for Highschool Students

Inspired by our innovative Expressive Arts curriculum and its focus on ‘performing the change you want to see’, Massey University College of Humanities & Social Sciences and the New Zealand Centre for Global Studies are proud to present #create1world, the first Creative Activism & Global Citizenship initiative in New Zealand. This conference, competition and think-tank for […]

Writers Week – Wellington – 8-13 March 2016

Writers Week is fast approaching. In addition to every other excellent New Zealand Festival happening, from 8—13 March you can also get your fill of stimulating discussion in Wellington’s Embassy, BATS and Circa Theatres. Packing quite some punch is the Gala Showcase: Fighting Talk on Thursday 10 March. Five writers who have never appeared on stage […]

2015 LitCrawl – Wellington

Check out LitCrawl in Wellington this weekend, Saturday 14 November. 15 Events, Countless Readers. Bryan Walpert is on a ‘Scientia [knowledge]’ panel : 7.15pm Arty Bees, 106 Manners Street. Ingrid Horrocks is reading in a competing slot on ‘Real Life’ : 7. 15pm Concerned Citizens Collective, 17 Tory St. Then Bryan will be on for […]

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