Looking forward: What’s on my theatrical radar for 2011?

January 26, 2011
Just quietly, I’m really rather excited about 2011 in theatre. Its early days, sure, but there are a heck of a lot of upcoming shows that are definitely on my theatrical radar. My theadar if you will. Here’s what is making it go ping!   Auckland Fringe is starting in a month. This upstart alternative festival launched in 2009 with 75 […]

Looking Back: 2010 – A theatrical year in Review

January 25, 2011
Looking back at all the theatre I saw in 2010, some very palpable images linger in my mind.  Jennifer Ward-Lealand in a bed. Jennifer Ludlam on the floor.  Robyn Malcom in a mound of dirt. A horse’s arse in a doorway. Edward Newborn eating a banana. Richard O’Brien up a ladder with a crown on his head. Some of course […]

Why Theatre? Why Now?

January 24, 2011
The Polish Theatre Director Grotowski reckoned that all you need to create theatre is one spectator, and one performer. That’s theatre. Simple. Theatre is a survivor. Overcoming radical cultural change, political censorship, mangled Shakespeare productions and the rise and rise of film media, something about the art sees it arriving – still fighting – in Auckland, NZ in 2011.   […]
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