Magdalena Aotearoa logoThe Magdalena Aotearoa Trust encourages and promotes the work of women in the performing arts in Aotearoa (New Zealand). It is inspired by the Magdalena Project, an international network of women in contemporary performance.


Recent News

Rose Beauchamp Rose Beauchamp – SONG BOOK – in memory (1/10/2022) - As a celebration of Rose’s life some of her friends compiled a song book with lyrics to be sung for Rose. Click on the linkRead More
Maria Dronke book cover Maria Dronke: Glimpses of an Acting Life (12/8/2021) - Playmarket has recently published a biography of Maria Dronke, a previously little-known pioneer of professional theatre in Aotearoa.
Mobilise/Demobilise Mobilise/Demobilise Festival (10/14/2021) - Over the weekend of 15-17 October, audiences around the world can join online performances exploring the theme “mobilise/demoblise”. The festival launches the new and improvedRead More
Rose Beauchamp Rose Beauchamp and others online on BOB (8/31/2021) - Rose Beauchamp is one of the artists you can now see online on BoB - Barbarian Original Broadcasts.
The Magdalena Project celebrates 35 years (8/28/2021) - The Magdalena Project celebrates its 35th anniversary with a series of 35 interviews with key women from the network.
Jo Randerson SECRET ART POWERS: MULTIPLICITY AND FAILURE (8/9/2021) - A theatrical lecture with Jo Randerson, presenting material from her forthcoming book "Secret Art Powers".
Silent Spring, Jan Bolwell 2021 Silent Spring Revisited (8/9/2021) - Jan Bolwell's new performance revisits Rachel Carson's powerful book "Silent Spring".
Bodies:On:Live Bodies:On:Live – the first online Magdalena festival (5/18/2021) - The first online Magdalena festival takes place 24-28 June 2021 and asks, what happens to theatre when bodies are distant?
The Plauge, directed by Lilicherie McGregor Play reflects contemporary crisis (3/24/2021) - Lilicherie McGregor directs an adaptation of Albert Camus' 1947 play "Le Peste" at Titirangi Theatre.
Deborah Hunt activity AT:HOME:LIVE – Magdalena Online (3/22/2021) - The international Magdalena Project is holding monthly online gatherings as a way to nurture the network during this time when physical festivals are impossible.