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Penguins on stage and street in climate change action – Massey University

Using theatre to turn people into penguins is a symbolic way to highlight some of the planet’s most vulnerable species in this year’s global Still Waving: Climate Change Theatre Action events in Wellington. Co-organiser Massey University’s Associate Professor Elspeth Tilley says a number of Massey staff and students will become “human penguins” on stage and […]

Still Waving: Climate Change Theatre Action

With only a few days to go until Still Waving: Climate Change Theatre Action Aotearoa 2017, we are excited to bring you the full programme. On October 23, we will be staging nine short plays at 2pm in the Massey University Wellington Theatre Laboratory: Start Where You Are, by E. M. Lewis – a poignant look […]

Becoming Penguin, a Performance Walk.

In your white shirts and black tails, in your navy-blue dresses or in wetsuits and flippers or anything ‘penguin’ from your wardrobe please come and join us on a waddle, a ‘becoming penguin’ performance walk. If you have nothing penguin in your wardrobe, come with a penguin state of mind and we will supply you […]

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 – […]

Congratulations Alice on Weta win!

A huge well done to Bachelor of Communication (Expressive Arts) student Alice Guerin for taking out a coveted Weta Digital prize for her documentary film about overfishing. Alice has won an Outlook for Someday award – a sustainability film competition open to young people under 25. Alice has always had a passion for the environment […]

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. […]

JustUs takes justice to the stage

Audience members have described the premiere of JustUs, a new verbatim theatre work created by Massey University Creativity in the Community students as “powerful” and “fantastic”. The original work, which was developed in collaboration with JustSpeak, a youth-led justice advocacy charity, was staged for the first time in Wellington today (June 1), and will return for two […]

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 […]

More Creative Works from Waves

Last but not least in our series of posts of creative works from Waves: Climate Change Theatre Action Aotearoa (#climatechangetheatreaction), we bring you all in one place the links to the three finalists’ poems from the Expressive Arts Club Climate Change Creative Writing Competition. The Expressive Arts Club is a large and vibrant student club […]

Melting Clocks: Poem from Waves

In the second installment of our creative work posts from Waves: Climate Change Theatre Action Aotearoa (#climatechangetheatreaction), we bring you ‘Melting Clocks’ by Braidicea Warriner.  This poem was Highly Commended in the Expressive Arts Club Climate Change Creative Writing Competition 2015. Braidicea Warriner recently completed a Bachelor of Arts where she developed a passion for […]

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