Monday, May 07, 2018

Standing Room Only

This week's stories


Lisa Dwan: A body of Beckett

Samuel Beckett remains one of the most perplexing writers of all time - his play Waiting for Godot is a prime example of a play that keeps people guessing and academics debating. But it's Beckett's more obscure writing that attracts Irish actress and Columbia University lecturer Lisa Dwan, who's regarded as the successor to Beckett's long time collaborator, actress Billie Whitelaw. She is in New Zealand for Auckland Writers' and Readers' Festival 2018.
May 06, 2018 02:35 pm


Tui award for Best NZ Children's Artist

We talk live to the just awarded winner of the Tui for Best New Zealand Children's Artist, musician and inventor Levity Beet at the New Zealand Children's Music Awards.
May 06, 2018 02:25 pm


Secret languages - Sriwhana Spong

New Zealand/Balinese artist Sriwhana Spong's new exhibition in New Plymouth explores a unique language used by a medieval female German mystic and abbess, Hildegard von Bingen.
May 06, 2018 01:45 pm


Zinesters in Hamilton

Zinesters from across the country are heading to Hamilton on 12 May for the city's 5th annual Zinefest.
May 06, 2018 01:33 pm


Massive year for Indian Ink

A world premiere, a national tour of another show, and shooting starting on a film version of acclaimed play Krishnan's Dairy - it's a massive year for one of the country's most successful theatre companies, Indian Ink.
May 06, 2018 12:45 pm


Newspaper arts coverage dramatically cut

It's not just been a bad week for theatre companies in New Zealand this week: on Monday Stuff formerly Fairfax newspapers went tabloid across nine newspapers, including The Press, Waikato Times, Nelson Mail and Dominion Post and this has seen arts coverage, including reviews, slashed and burned.
May 06, 2018 12:30 pm


The Fortune closes - where now for our theatre?

Outrage, concern and tears have followed the news this week of the Fortune Theatre being put into receivership.
May 06, 2018 12:15 pm



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