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Still Waving: New Voices Climate Action Creative Writing Competition

Write, inspire and win! As part of our Climate Change Theatre Action 2017 event, ‘Still Waving,’ the Massey University School of English & Media Studies and Pukeahu ki Tua: Think Differently Wellington are proud to announce a climate action creative writing competition for new and emerging writers. Prizes: 1st place – $300 2nd place – […]

Theatre workshop “outside the box” for prisoners

A two-day workshop with an internationally renowned exponent of theatre that promotes social change has given a group of prisoners at Auckland Prison at Paremoremo a unique forum to share their stories. The men performed short plays to a select audience, exploring solutions to the challenges they face in prison, from personal safety to mental […]

MCW graduate makes the airwaves

Annabel Wilson, a Massey Master of Creative Writing graduate, had her theatrical poem “No Science to Goodbye” recently broadcast on Radio New Zealand.  Annabel’s play is based around her 2014 MCW thesis.

Jack Ross on Radio New Zealand

Jack Ross spoke to Radio New Zealand’s Lynn Freeman about Poetry New Zealand: Yearbook 2017, featuring new and well established writers. Jack has selected 125 new poems from hundreds submitted internationally, and supplemented them with essays and reviews by other writers keen to get people talking more about poetry.  

Abundance of young voices in latest Poetry NZ

Young poets are out in force alongside established scribes in the latest Poetry New Zealand Yearbook, the 67th issue since 1951, and published for the first time by Massey University Press. Poet and managing editor Dr Jack Ross says the 352-page volume, launched this week – with 128 poems, as well as essays and reviews […]

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 […]

“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 […]

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 […]

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