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Circa Theatre reaches blind audience with Roger Hall hit

Circa Theatre is reaching a new audience with its first audio-described performance of Roger Hall's hit comedy Four Flat Whites in Italy on 5 October – a performance that's been welcomed by blind and vision impaired people.

Ann Bain, branch chair of the Association of Blind Citizens of New Zealand, says she is delighted to have another opportunity to attend a live theatre performance, after experiencing Toi Whakaari's audio-described performance of The Pohutukawa Tree last year.

"As a blind person, I can hear the dialogue but there are a lot of things I miss out on – things like the stage set, the movements and gestures of the actors, the costumes and the lighting effects," she says.

DUNEDIN FRINGE - REGISTRATIONS OPEN!

Fringe Festivals are a vital platform for both emerging and established artists to present new work, push their boundaries, establish new audiences, develop and hone their skills, make new contacts with other artists, and generally have a good time.

PERFORMING ARTS AT FRONT OF Q

Q, New Zealand's hottest new venue, opens in Auckland this week with a massive free party for the public.

Providing an exciting and long-awaited centre for the city's performing arts, the Q Open Day on Sunday 28 August will give people their first glimpse of the stunning venue plus a unique theatrical experience.

WELLINGTON FRINGE 2012 IS ON!

 

The Creative Capital Arts Trust has been established to run Wellington's Fringe Festival and Cuba Street Carnival.

The new CCAT, which has received a start-up grant of $70,000 from Creative New Zealand, replaces the Fringe Arts Trust and the Cuba St Carnival Collective Trust.

PLAYMARKET PLAYREADING TOUR

E ONO TAMA'I PATO 

"I wrote this play to give voice to many women who have had to survive their childhood…"em>

When Papakura Playwright Maureen Fepulea'i attended Creative Communities South project - Banana Boat Newbie Writers' workshop in June 2010, little did she know that this was her first step to becoming an award-winning playwright. 

PLAYMARKET BROWN INK CLINICS WINNERS

PLAYMARKET staff were thrilled with the quality and the number of Maori and Pasifika plays that were submitted for the Brown Ink development programme. Congratulations to all Brown Ink winners. They will receive clinics and one on one labs in October 2011.

Brown Ink Clinics

SWANZ Awards NOMINATIONS OPEN

The categories are:

Best Feature Film Script
Best Short Film Script
Best Play
Best Radio Play
Best Episode Script for a Television Series: Comedy
Best Episode Script for a Television Series: Drama
Best Script for a One-off Drama
Best Documentary Script
 
Nominations close 16 September 2011

See here for more information

Success closes THE BOX Petone

The following is a statement from Geraldine Brophy about the closing of the popular theatre.

Due to the success of THEBOXpetone as a Boutique Professional Theatre Venue, the Hutt City Council requires us to apply for a new Resource Consent. 
The previous consent permitted THEBOXpetone to operate as an interactive arts studio allowing for multi- use of space ,but does not allow for performance on an ongoing basis. 

make-shift

make-shift is a unique and intimate networked performance that speaks about the fragile connectivity of human and ecological relationships. Devised by Paula Crutchlow (Devon based performer and director) and Helen Varley Jamieson (NZ writer and cyberformer) the performance takes place simultaneously in two separate houses that are connected through a specially designed online interface. 

SHORT&SWEET results in!

The Gala Final took place in Auckland on Monday. Visit the Short&Sweet website here for all the finalists and winners. Congratulations to all!

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