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Theatre

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 […]

October 2, 2016

“THEA304—Directing” is one of the courses on offer for a third year theatre major, and one of the options a theatre degree builds toward. So what exactly will you get into? It is a twelve-week intensive course where you, with the support of mentors, produce ten minute pieces of theatre: lights, costumes, the whole shebang. […]

September 24, 2016

I met with Jennifer O’Sullivan, the Festival Director for the New Zealand Improv Festival (NZIF), at her office last week. The festival runs from October 4–8 at BATS Theatre and each night there will be a bunch of improv shows for a range of people. Jennifer is probably one of the coolest people I’ve met […]

September 17, 2016

What is it? The New Zealand Fringe Festival is an open-access, non-programmed festival—anyone at all can enter a show. If you pay the registration fees and the show is (basically) legal, you’re in! Does it cost? There is a one-off compulsory cost with Fringe and this is the registration fee and refundable bond. The fees […]

September 11, 2016

How does one navigate their sense of belonging, family, and home in the world? How do these notions play a part in adult life and how far will one go to preserve and protect these quintessential notions of kinship? These are the compelling and resonant questions put forward in Lyle Kessler’s hauntingly captivating play ORPHANS, […]

September 4, 2016

Upon arriving at BATS Theatre a couple of weeks ago, for the performance of Well?, I immediately felt comfortable upon entering The Heyday Dome. The set design, sheets and mesh hanging across the majority of the back wall, welcomed you into the space. The space was almost empty except for a white bath in the […]

August 14, 2016

Most of us would shudder at the thought of partaking in improvised theatre. The pressure of creating something on the spot and in front of an audience is enough to deter anyone. Incredibly, there are a group of wonderful Wellingtonians that take our worst fears and turn them into an exciting, interactive, and hilarious theatre […]

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 […]