There's no warming into theatre this year... BATS kicks off with this spectacular explosion that will see you either running to Burger King or put off the sight of food for some time. Audience responses have ranged from "I have to go now. I need pizza" to "I couldn't look or I would puke" and Laura McQuillan of Wotzon said "It made me want dip. And wedges. And an ice cream... It taught me candy is evil but organic food is also gross. And to never trust a vegetarian."
Produced by Fiona McNamara and featuring Rose Guise as a militant vegan activist, "No Taste Forever!" by Paul Rothwell and brought to you by our friends The Bacchanals is at BATS Theatre until 29 January. firstname.lastname@example.org or call 04 802 4175
Sketch by Rachel Baker
Our new show, This Rugged Beauty, is a subversive slice of kiwiana presented as part of Fringe and VUWSA Orientation 2011. Before we present to the full show at Studio 77, we're road testing some of it at Gryphon Theatre, 26th-29th Feb. Be there!
In a first for Wellington theatre, ‘The Peek Party' will develop links between award-winning practitioners and the next generation of Wellington theatre makers. The established companies will host open rehearsals and provide mentoring to allow for unique insights into the theatre making process and to help develop the skills required of producing theatre companies.
School teacher and London University Masters in Directing graduate Stuart Henderson is facilitating the work of Not Another as they work towards presenting their first piece, a work structured around the daily experience of clicking through the internet and the non-linear, fragmented realities that result. The Playground Collective will present an interrogation of Hans Christian Anderson’s The Tinder Box, Binge Culture Collective will present work drawn from the development of their new show This Rugged Beauty and Dan Weekes will present the first showing of The Aliens of Poverty Bay. The final production is designed as a developmental step in the growth of each work. The project will therefore create a unique non-commercial space where practitioners are free to experiment and push theatrical boundaries.
All four works will be presented 26 - 29 January, 7:30pm at The Gryphon Theatre, Ghuznee Street, Wellington.
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