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

Deborah Hunt - Snowhite Kiwi Magdalenas in Munich - The Magdalena München Saison 2018 takes place during February, March and April in Munich, Germany.
Refusing Performance – The Attitudes - Madeline McNamara shows her performance investigation "Refusing Performance - The Attitudes" at Vogelmorn Bowling Club, 6.30pm, Friday 17 November.
The Legend Returns! The Legend Returns! - The celebrated diva Miss Cynthia Fortitude and her long-suffering accompanist Miss Gertrude Rallentando are back, for ten days only at Circa Theatre, 13-23 December 2017.
Jo Randerson Jo Randerson: Call to Action - Jo Randerson was interviewed recently by The Big Idea on the status of the artist in society today.
Hui on Women in Theatre Women in Theatre Hui - The third Women in Theatre Hui will be held on 24 September 2017, 13:00-17:00, at BATS Theatre, Wellington.
Remembering the Dark Ride - This fabulous image of Kilda Northcott as Demeter, in the2005 spectacular Demeter's Dark Ride - An Attraction, is featured on the cover of issue 70 of Australian Drama Studies.
Hens Teeth is coming back! - Hen's Teeth returns to Circa Theatre, March 14-15 2017.
A feminist fringe - Feminist Fringe is a website dedicated to feminist engagement with Wellington's 2017 Fringe Festival.
Maule and McNamara public presentation about Magdalena Aotearoa. - Madeline McNamara and Lisa Maule present Magdalena Aotearoa and the Magdalena Project at WTF! Women's Theatre Festival, Thursday 2nd March 2017.
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.