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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 […]

Waves online programme

                Below you will find the full programme for Waves: Climate Change Theatre Action Theatre Lab, 5D14, Massey University Wellington Campus, Wellington, 1pm November 1. (Waves is a paperless event, and so we have posted the programme here, and will provide free wifi to the audience.)  For more information […]

Waves: Climate Change Theatre Action

Join us for Waves, a provocative afternoon of short plays by international and local playwrights, spoken word poetry, and readings from the finalists in our Expressive Arts Club Climate Change Creative Writing Awards.           Waves is our contribution to Climate Change Theatre Action (#‎ClimateChangeTheatreAction‬), a series of worldwide readings and performances […]

Students turn creative lens on dementia

Massey University theatre and media students have been using their creative talents for social good by exploring new ways to communicate with people who have dementia, as well as helping others to better understand the condition. Students at Massey’s Auckland campus have developed short films, music videos and a theatre performance in partnership with a […]

Australasian Association of Writing Programmes (AAWP) Conference

From 30 November to 2 December 2014 Massey University hosted the 19th Annual Australasian Association of Writing Programmes (AAWP) Conference at the Massey Wellington campus (http://www.aawp.org.au/19th_annual_conference).  The conference featured three New Zealand keynote speakers: playwright and screen-writer Hone Kouka, novelist Emily Perkins, and creative non-fiction writer Martin Edmond.  Other major events at the conference included […]

Modern Drama 139.303 Performances

On 31st August, students in the expressive arts 139.303 Modern Drama paper coordinated by Associate Professor Angie Farrow took part in a series of devised performances influenced by texts from Ibsen, Brecht and more. The performances were held at the Black Sheep Theatre on Massey’s Manawatu Campus.  

Congrats to Angie

Good news. Angie Farrow has won ‘Best Drama Script’ for her new play ‘Leo Rising’ at the Auckland Short and Sweet Festival 2014. Congratulations to Angie.

New creative activism paper launching 2015

Massey University’s School of English & Media Studies will lead the way in Aotearoa/New Zealand arts education by launching a new paper in creative activism in 2015. Launching simultaneously at Wellington and Auckland campuses in first semester 2015, 139.333 Creativity in the Community will immerse teams of students in the art and science of creative […]

Daughters of Heaven: Drama in Performance 139.104

Based on the notorious 1954 Parker-Hulme murder, Michelanne Forster’s Daughters of Heaven tells the tale of two teenage girls who conspire to murder one of their own mothers. The play explores the breakdown of one moral universe and its replacement with another that is potent, powerful and, ultimately, tragic. Directed by Rachel Lenart, students of […]

All My Sons: Drama In Performance 139.104

The 30th April and 1st may saw Massey Expressive Arts and English students in Palmerston North perform a version of Arthur Miller’s play All My Sons in the Black Sheep Theatre on Massey’s Turitea campus. The performances were directed by paper coordinator and Massey senior tutor Rachel Lenart. Written in 1947, All My Sons is […]

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