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Lifetime Achievement Award for Massey Luminary

Great theatre can change minds and lives, says Professor Angie Farrow, who credits her childhood amid the lively antics of her extended family in London’s East End with shaping her dramatic sensibilities. Farrow, a professor in theatre at Massey, an internationally award-winning playwright and a community arts initiator, recently received the prestigious Lifetime Achievement in […]

Massey University and Square Edge Visiting Writer 2019 – Pip Desmond

Massey University and Square Edge Visiting Writer 2019 to work on Topical True Story Massey University’s School of English and Media Studies and Square Edge Community Arts are excited to be hosting award-winning nonfiction author Pip Desmond as the Visiting Artist for 12 weeks from March 2019. Desmond will be working on the true story […]

Arts + Climate Innovation: The Role of the Arts

Join our very own Professor Angie Farrow and a panel of expert climate scientists and special local guests, to learn the very latest climate science and be inspired by creative projects within our community that help us care about our planet. Read more and register here.  

Massey Theatre Cleans Up at Regional Awards

The Regional Theatre Awards this year played host to a myriad of theatre companies from all across the Manawatu, and amongst the throng of talent shone Massey Community Theatre, made up of students and staff from Massey University’s varied drama programmes…and swept the night away with not one, not two, but five wins to their name. In […]

Short film fulfils a life-long dream

“Never underestimate your ability to live your passion,” says Massey University media studies graduate Adelaide McDougall, who has just written and directed her first short film, Virgo. Narrating a day in the life of a young architect, Andy, who is striving to forge her path through a male-dominated world, Virgo highlights the gendered micro-aggressions Andy […]

Create1World Flyer

Want some Create1World 2018 info to put up on your class noticeboard? Here’s our latest flyer.  Click here  Create1World 2018 Flyer PDF  for a PDF for you to download!

Our contribution to New Zealand Theatre Month

Kei te hiahia koe ki te tuhituhi? Are you interested in playwriting? In honour of New Zealand Theatre Month, we’ve put together some short playwriting podcasts, with tips and examples from a few of our many award winning playwriting staff and graduates. Click here to go through to our Playwriting Podcasts page – and  find out […]

Create1World 2018

Create1World 2018 Nau mai, haere mai. Welcome to the Create1World Competition and Conference information pages – Join us to create one world through expressive arts and creativity! Hono atu ki te whakataetae Create1World.  Mahi tahi mo te rangimarie. Massey University invites high school students in years 9-13 to enter the 2018 Create1World competition, and/or to join […]

Nights with Frankenstein – juggling BA and family

Writing an internationally acclaimed essay on the feminist themes of gothic novel Frankenstein may not be typical of how mothers spend precious evenings when their youngsters are in bed. But for Helen Peters – Bachelor of Arts graduate and mother of four – immersing herself in writing about the social significance of a story about […]

Massey drama students explore free speech and control in play

The importance of speaking out and the pervasive effect of keeping silent transcends the ages in a play being staged in Palmerston North. Massey University students will tap into Greek mythology and the #metoo movement for their production, The Love of the Nightingale. The 1988 play by Timberlake Wertenbaker is based on the Greek myth of Philomele, who was raped […]

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