At Circle’s End

The Drama of Death from Diverse Perspectives

A group of strangers; diverse in culture, faith, age and performance experience have worked together to create this unique production exploring death and dying, grief, mourning and lamentation; a celebration of diversity and sameness, an ultimate celebration of life.

Six performances only at the Museum of Wellington City & Sea
duration 40 minutes

7pm Friday 18 November
3pm Saturday 19 November
3pm Sunday 20 November
7pm Friday 25 November
3pm Saturday 26 November
3pm Sunday 27 November


A Vote for Cynthia

Helen Moulder as Cynthia

Just in time for the election, Helen Moulder and Rose Beauchamp are back with the hilarious political character Cynthia Fortitude, in A Vote For Cynthia.

Friday, 18th November 7.30pm for 8pm
Breaker Bay Hall. $20. BYO. Supper Provided
Bookings: or 233 1842
Fundraiser for Wellington Repertory

Sunday, 20th November 4pm
The Long Hall (behind Roseneath School)
$25 Afternoon Tea included.
Tel: 388 8069 or 384 5228
Fundraiser for The Long Hall

Call for artists for the 2012 Dunedin Fringe

How about you for the 2012 Dunedin Fringe?
The Dunedin Fringe Festival is calling for artists for the 2012 Festival which runs from 15-25 March. Applications are now open for key venues and for funding for the development and touring of new work.

The 2012 Dunedin Fringe Festival will build on our history of supporting contemporary artists in Dunedin, New Zealand, and from around the world to develop and present exciting new work. As always our focus is on innovative and experimental work that engages, provokes and entertains.

Stand-up Comedy Workshop - Paekakariki, 28 August

From five time ComedyFest Diva, Pulp Comedy performer, storyteller and comedian Caroline E Waltz

late August, 10:00am - 4:00pm
28 August
St Peters Village Hall, Paekakariki

Make 'em Laugh!!
Enhance your presentations and performances with stand-up comedy skills. This introduction to comedy theory and performance skills will enhance your presentations whatever your craft. Learn how to use comedy to enliven and energise your work - oh yeah, and be funny too!

Laughter and learning for you.

$80 waged,
$60 unwaged,
group rates available

Introduction to circus theatre performance skills - free workshop for women

Judith's image about Women's Circus Aotearoa in action
Judith's image about Women's Circus Aotearoa in action

Women’s Circus Aotearoa is running a free workshop for women who are keen to try devising circus theatre pieces for performance, but don’t know where to start.

It’s your opportunity to explore taking that step into a performance space and experiment with devising circus theatre pieces – a chance to have fun and try some new things in a supportive environment.

July 31, 10.00 - 2.00pm at Newtown Community Centre

  • No experience necessary.
  • Bring your lunch, loose clothing – and curiosity!

Get Carmel to the Globe!

Dear Wellington Friends,

As you know I have been working in Meet the Churchills at Circa, which finishes on July 16 and have been sharing a dressing room with the wonderful Carmel McGlone.

Carmel has a fellowship to study for a month at the Globe Theatre in London with 11 other mid-career professional actors from around the world and she is having a fundraiser on Monday 25th July at BATS.

Attached is a flyer, but in case you can't open it or don't have time, here are the details.


Can theatre critics ever be objective?

At one Gathering, we talked about what being a critic is all about. I thought about this again reading The Guardian's blog post Can theatre critics ever be objective? by Natasha Tripney. Towards the end she says:

7 Stars of Matariki, performances and storytelling workshops 1-9 July, Petone

Judith's image about Caroline, storyteller and workshop presenter
Judith's image about Judith, storyteller and workshop presenter

Come along to performances of storytelling, poetry, play reading, star tales and song - and Te Haerenga, a journey of identity. Or attend a storytelling workshop to enhance your performance and sustain you as a storyteller, whether you are new to the craft or an experienced teller.

All events are at The Box theatre, 47 Buick St, Petone

Full details in the Panui on Baggage Arts’ website

Storytelling workshops Saturday 2 July
Led by two experienced storytellers, Caroline E. Waltz (on left) and Judith Jones (on right).

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