Magdalena Aotearoa logoThe Magdalena Aotearoa Trust encourages and promotes the work of women in the performing arts in Aotearoa (New Zealand). It is inspired by the Magdalena Project, an international network of women in contemporary performance.


Recent News

Crows Feet - Woman Life Freedom Woman Life Freedom (3/25/2024) - The new work from Crows Feet Dance Collective, "Woman Life Freedom", addresses the oppression of women in both the East and the West.
Red Mole - Sally Rodwell & Deborah Hunt Red Mole: a Romance (3/1/2024) - A new documentary film explores the origins, performances, personalities and fate of Red Mole.
Jo Randerson Jo Randerson awared the Topp Prize (12/8/2023) - Congratulations to Wellington-based arts icon Jo Randerson, who is the second recipient of the Topp Prize. Named after Dames Jools and Lynda Topp, the ToppRead More
The Bicycle and the Butcher's Daughter The Bicycle & the Butcher’s Daughter (10/20/2023) - The dynamic team of Helen Moulder (Wellington, NZ)  and Sue Ryder (Brisbane, Australia) are at it again, with their new production "The Bicycle & the Butcher's Daughter" about to premier at Wellington's Circa Theatre.
Rose Beauchamp Rose Beauchamp – SONG BOOK – in memory (1/10/2022) - As a celebration of Rose’s life some of her friends compiled a song book with lyrics to be sung for Rose. Click on the linkRead More
Maria Dronke book cover Maria Dronke: Glimpses of an Acting Life (12/8/2021) - Playmarket has recently published a biography of Maria Dronke, a previously little-known pioneer of professional theatre in Aotearoa.
Mobilise/Demobilise Mobilise/Demobilise Festival (10/14/2021) - Over the weekend of 15-17 October, audiences around the world can join online performances exploring the theme “mobilise/demoblise”. The festival launches the new and improvedRead More
Rose Beauchamp Rose Beauchamp and others online on BOB (8/31/2021) - Rose Beauchamp is one of the artists you can now see online on BoB - Barbarian Original Broadcasts.
The Magdalena Project celebrates 35 years (8/28/2021) - The Magdalena Project celebrates its 35th anniversary with a series of 35 interviews with key women from the network.
Jo Randerson SECRET ART POWERS: MULTIPLICITY AND FAILURE (8/9/2021) - A theatrical lecture with Jo Randerson, presenting material from her forthcoming book "Secret Art Powers".