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AuthorOphelia Wass and Adeline Shaddick and Ruby Hansen

Author Archive: Ophelia Wass and Adeline Shaddick and Ruby Hansen

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October 8, 2016

Wellington has been graced with a heap of theatre this year: from good, to interesting, to ugly. The stand out shows for us were bold and ambitious; they were challenging and reflective of the times. We believe that theatre which leaves the wider community buzzing with conversation is theatre that WINS! We want to congratulate […]

July 31, 2016

For 22 brilliant years the Young and Hungry Festival has been inspiring young people to engage in everything from acting, stage-management, playwriting, and more. This year the festival produced three plays, shown in succession (from 6.30–10.30pm) for a two-week season at BATS Theatre.     Bloody Hell Jesus (Get Your Own Friends) Writer: Lucy Craig […]

July 24, 2016

There a lot of women doing great things in Wellington theatre, but what about within the Victoria theatre program? Adeline and Ophelia sat down with three women, each at a different stage in their undergraduate theatre major, to see what kinds of opportunities there are for women studying at Victoria. Thanks to Nellie Panina (first […]

May 15, 2016

A major New Zealand playwright, Gary Henderson’s plays include An Unseasonable Fall Of Snow, Peninsula, Home Land, Mo & Jess Kill Susie, Stealing Games, and the internationally successful Skin Tight. Gary received the Playmarket Award in 2013. It’s a Friday afternoon. We sit down with Gary vis-à-vis skype, and in twenty-five minutes he shares with us […]

April 3, 2016

Sinister, twisted, and unsettling—these are the three words that come to mind when I think about Tim Barcode’s Wolf. The poster for the play is a striking image; a pair of wolf eyes plastered across a young man’s face. Yet the posters hardly served as a hint for what was to come. Hosted at Bats, […]

February 28, 2016

The people of theatre, from the directors and practitioners, to the lighting operator, are the backbone of this dynamic art form. Ryan Knighton offers frank insights into his profession, and we plug some must-see Fringe shows for your consumption. **Ryan Knighton is a member and director of improv-theatre company PlayShop, emerging playwright, recent MA graduate […]

February 21, 2016

  Wellington is buzzing with theatre. From amateur to professional, it has the lot. Here is an introduction to some must-see venues and funky festivals happening near you.   BATS theatre 1 Kent Terrace, Mount Victoria BATS have four flexible spaces where edgy, innovative shows are performed as well as  hilarious improvisation nights. BATS provides […]