Magdalena Aotearoa

a network of women in contemporary theatre

The Magdalena Aotearoa Trust was founded in 1997 to encourage and promote the work of women in the performing arts in Aotearoa (New Zealand). It was inspired by the Magdalena Project, an international network of women in contemporary performance.

Recent News

Let’s Make Work Together – Barbarian Productions - Arts incubator platform: space, support, rigour, encouragement and accountability to independent artists making works that are socially involved, challenging or political in nature.
Hui on Women in Theatre Hui On Women in Theatre - A Hui on Women in Theatre will be held on Monday 19 September 2016 at Circa Theatre, Wellington, with a view to holding a conference, or series of seminars in 2017.
June 2016, Odin, People Making and Thinking - Documentation from the Transit Festival at Odin Teatret, 2-12 June 2016.
Spotlight on women playwrights - Friday 11 March: The Guardian’s 2015 list of the 101 greatest plays in any western language included only one living woman. Are New Zealand’s women playwrights as invisible, writer Emily Perkins asks Lorae Parry, Miria George, Lynda Chanwai-Earle and Rachel Callinan?
Tantidhatri Festival, 17-21 February 2016 - The second Magdalena festival in India, Tantidhatri, will take place from 17-21 February 2016, in Rangashankara, Bangalore.
Spring Uprising - Barbarian Productions are organising a 9-day festival of works-in-progress, conversations, and workshops focused on socially engaged and community participatory arts - and you can get involved!
Out of the Suitcase – Puppet Festival - Rose Beauchamp is one of the organisers of a puppet festival, 1-4 October 2015 in Island Bay.
Meeting Karpovsky with Helen Moulder & Sir Jon Trimmer - Helen Moulder and Sir John Trimmer perform "Meeting Karpovsky", June 14, Upper Hutt.
Magdalena München 2015: Munich, Montpellier & Rio de Janeiro! - During 2015 there will be Magdalena events in Magdalena München (Germany), Montpellier (France) and Rio de Janiero (Brasil).
Performances “My Life as a Man” & “The Noble Art of Falling” in Aotearoa - Supported by Wellington City Council & Grenland Friteater Hosted by Magdalena Aotearoa & Barbarian Productions. These performances and workshops were also hosted by Lili Cherie McGregor in Auckland.