The Gathering is now over, and it was a great success. We are currently compiling the next issue of the Magdalena Aotearoa newsletter, which will contain reports from the Gathering. In the meantime, you can access the programme and information about the works-in-progress that were presented at the event.
Right: Gathering coordinator Helen Varley Jamieson introduces the first panel of speakers, from left: Kilda Northcott, Lyne Pringle, Jo Randerson and Helen Moulder.
The National Gathering will bring together women theatre practitioners from around the country for a focussed period of showing work in progress and giving and receiving feedback about that work.It will take place at the Newtown Community Centre, Wellington, at Easter 2007 (5-10 April).
The gathering is part of Magdalena Aotearoa’s long-term aim to foster an environment for the development of work over time, building a body of work for a planned international festival in 2009.
Giving and receiving constructive criticism and feedback will be the theme of the gathering, as we have recognised that this is something we are generally not very skilled at. Workshops and discussions around this theme will take place during the gathering.