10pm, March 6-9, Fringe Bar, Cuba St, Wellington
Tickets $15/$12/$10 www.dashtickets.co.nz
For the New Zealand Fringe Festival
Watch the teaser here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CGFkHqwdD90
“Being a fairy-tale heroine is lonely, because no one gets your shit.” (Red- Take back the Hood)
Are you ready to be liberated?
Caroline Welkin and Judith Jones are Wellington wordsmiths who delight in sharing their stories with grown-up audiences. They'll each present a set of their own stories.
Caroline: Choices and journeys - tales for a summer evening.
Judith: The view from Jones Island - stories from where I stand.
St Peter's Hall, Paekakariki
Friday, 15 February 2013
Doors open at 7pm - Tickets on the door - $10 adults, $5 children (we recommend for children no younger than 8). Performance starts at 7.30pm and there will be a short refreshment break half way through.
With theatre companies bursting into the New Zealand scene at the speed of lightning (albeit quite slow lightning), what's different about Female Company?
Female Company has been created by four young women who have realised the hunger of the ladies of the industry for good, meaty roles for them to sink their teeth into. We're consistently offered roles as the love interest or the *itch and that's about it. When there are so many women in this industry, why shouldn't there be a team of people intent on bringing to the stage theatre that tells the narrative of the Real Woman?
Bipeds Productions (Lyne Pringe and Kilda Northcott) are currently performing Lily at the Tempo Dance Festival in Auckland. This performance keeps alive the memory of Lily Stevens, a remarkable Dunedin studio dance teacher.
More information about Lily is available on the Bipeds web site.
Over the last weekend, Madeline, Lisa and Janet spent many hours pouring over the archives of Magdalena Aotearoa, which have been in a filing cabinet or two at Toi Poneke Arts Centre for several years. Prior to that they travelled from one house to another, from basements and attics to underneath beds or into high cupboards - always treasured and carefully boxed, labelled and transported. Now the time has come to assess what is there - photos, newsletters books, posters, programmes, flyers, memories - and how best to keep it.
Sugu Pillay, who participated in the 2008 Gathering with an open rehearsal of her script about the "torpedo women", female Tamil Tigers, has recently published a book of poetry, "Flaubert's Drum".
During August and September Sugu is touring with the book to Dunedin, Timaru, Christchurch, Porirua, Wellington, Auckland and Tauranga. You are warmly invited to attend; please see the attached files for information about dates and venues.
- Tour poster (with dates and venues)
I'm at a very interesting event hosted by Brown University in Providence, Rhode Island, USA: it's called BIARI which stands for Brown International Advanced Research Institute (yep - full-on!). I'm in the "theatre and civil society stream". It's intense & fascinating, & also what's really nice is that there are quite a few Magdalenas around.
I am in Pondicherry, India for the Tantidhatri festival - the first Magdalena festival in India, organised by Parvathy Baul (with an incredible army of volunteers).