Refusing Performance - The Attitudes

Madeline McNamara will be performing at the Festival of Uncertainty in Auckland, organised by Stephen Bain and taking place 20-23 March.

Madeline writes:

I try to explore in my body some of the attitudes of resistance to white privilege and racism.

Helen Moulder's New Solo Show - Gloria's Handbag

Helen Moulder

Dear Wellington Friends,

I know the festival has started and you are all probably very busy with that, but I just wanted to tell you/warn you about my new solo show, GLORIA'S HANDBAG which premieres at Circa Theatre AFTER the festival is OVER!

Attached is a flyer, so you can see what it's about, who's involved, when and where etc. Sue Rider and I have been writing it for I don't know how long.

"Women at the Front" - a Serbia-Aotearoa collaboration

Dear friends,

We are delighted to announce Dunedin's award-winning Ake Ake Theatre Company has been accepted for Creative NZ's International Collaboration fund for WW100.

Women at the Front (working title) honours NZ's first women war surgeons, Dr Jessie Scott and Dr Agnes Bennett who studied at Edinburgh Medical School circa 1910 and served in the Suffrage funded Scottish Women's Hospitals on the Serbian Front.

Violeta Luna in Aotearoa, June 2014

Violeta Luna

Mexican performance artist Violeta Luna will be in Wellington in June 2014 for the ADSA conference (25-28 June). Magdalena Aotearoa is delighted to be able to host Violeta for a public workshop, which will be held either just before or just after the conference.

Dunedin Fringe Festival: funding deadline extended

Intending artists now have until Sunday 13 October to submit a funding application for the development and presentation of work for the 2014 Dunedin Fringe Festival.

The previous deadline of 7 October has been consigned to the dustbin after a number of artists requested more time and the Festival decided it could give everyone a bit more time.

You can apply for funding to develop a new work or to tour an existing work to Dunedin. Applications forms can be downloaded from the Fringe website.

Jean Betts' "Revenge of the Amazons", Auckland August 2013

"If we have a son, you won't throw him away?"


We would like to cordially invite you to our 2013 Production of "Revenge of the Amazons" by local Wellington playwright Jean Betts. Aside from being slightly familiar to lovers of Shakespeare, the play touches on a variety of issues that we feel might be of interest to your organization and you.

Take Back the Hood - Deborah Rae

10pm, March 6-9, Fringe Bar, Cuba St, Wellington
Tickets $15/$12/$10
For the New Zealand Fringe Festival

Watch the teaser here:

“Being a fairy-tale heroine is lonely, because no one gets your shit.” (Red- Take back the Hood)

Are you ready to be liberated?

A storytelling evening with Caroline and Judith, Paekakariki.

Judith's image about summer storytelling at Paekakariki

Caroline Welkin and Judith Jones are Wellington wordsmiths who delight in sharing their stories with grown-up audiences. They'll each present a set of their own stories.

Caroline: Choices and journeys - tales for a summer evening.
Judith: The view from Jones Island - stories from where I stand.

St Peter's Hall, Paekakariki
Friday, 15 February 2013

Doors open at 7pm - Tickets on the door - $10 adults, $5 children (we recommend for children no younger than 8). Performance starts at 7.30pm and there will be a short refreshment break half way through.

New women's theatre company in Auckland

Female Company

With theatre companies bursting into the New Zealand scene at the speed of lightning (albeit quite slow lightning), what's different about Female Company?

Female Company has been created by four young women who have realised the hunger of the ladies of the industry for good, meaty roles for them to sink their teeth into. We're consistently offered roles as the love interest or the *itch and that's about it. When there are so many women in this industry, why shouldn't there be a team of people intent on bringing to the stage theatre that tells the narrative of the Real Woman?

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