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

StandUpAndBeCounted 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 Tantidhatri Festival, 17-21 February 2016 - The second Magdalena festival in India, Tantidhatri, will take place from 17-21 February 2016, in Rangashankara, Bangalore.
Hero 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.
Rehearsal of the stage play Meeting Karpovsky, starring Helen Moulder and Sir Jon Trimmer. 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).
IMG_2677 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.
IMG_2580 Geddy and Lars in Aotearoa - Magdalena Aotearoa hosting Norwegian visitors from Grenland Teater. Participants at workshop led by Lars Vik and Geddy Aniksdal at Toi Poneke – Wellington Arts Centre on day 2. Audience and Mt Fumblebody at the Vogelmorn Hall.
magdalena4 Geddy and Lars’ presentation in Wellington - Geddy and Lars have arrived in Wellington, after a week in Auckland and a holiday on Waiheke Island. Last night's they gave a presentation about "Stedsans - Sense of Place", at re.SPACE in Wellington.