PREVIEW: Raising the Titanics

August 22, 2011
Big shoes to fill, right on Q [by Sharu Delilkan] Roimata Fox admits that the prospect of filling actor Miriama McDowell’s shoes, as Marea Reka in Raising the Titanics, was extremely daunting. “It’s amazing what she does.  I’ve been watching her since I was 15 and have always looked up to her,” she says. The 23-year-old actor has since gotten […]

INTERVIEW: Jesse Peach

July 18, 2011
From the Moor of Venice, to the road of yellow brick… [by James Wenley] If you’ve noticed journalist Jesse Peach’s absence from the TV news recently he has a very good reason. He’s taken five months leave to pursue his passion. Theater director Jesse Peach is now at work. His first play, Othello, is one of Shakespeare’s great tragedies about […]

INTERVIEW: Actors Julia Croft and Chris Neels get ‘Skin Tight’

June 14, 2011
Julia and Chris chat about Skin Tight, love, bruises, manhood, our Pakeha heritage, and TV commercials… [by James Wenley] Skin Tight, by Gary Henderson, is a New Zealand play done good. Since its humble debut at BATS theatre in 1994, the play toured New Zealand, and the world, including productions in Australia, Great Britain, South Africa, Canada and the USA and […]

INTERVIEW: Tim Carlsen on One Day Moko and more

June 13, 2011
Remember this name [by James Wenley] You might not know who Tim Carlsen is yet, but by the end of the year Auckland Theatregoers will certainly be able to put a face to the name. The second half of the year is a big one for the 2009 Toi Whakaari Acting graduate, as he not only brings his solo theatre creation ‘One […]

PREVIEW: The Brothers Size (Silo Theatre)

May 27, 2011
Jarod Rawiri sizes up latest role [by Sharu Delilkan] Jarod Rawiri has taken to the ‘ghetto lingo’ of Boston like a duck to water. He plays Ogun Size, one of the three main characters in Silo Theatre’s latest production The Brothers Size. Rawiri says he has really enjoyed creating the movement for the vocabulary, which he says “has almost become […]

PREVIEW: Mary Stuart (Auckland Theatre Company)

May 5, 2011
Edward Peni on playing French, and the trials of making it as an Actor [by Sharu Delilkan] It was all about being at the right place at the right time for Edward Peni. He admits that he hadn’t considered auditioning for Auckland Theatre Company’s production of Mary Stuart until he bumped into Artistic Director Colin McColl. “I had actually called […]

INTERVIEW: Gareth Williams on Faux Real

April 26, 2011
…and his John Farnham man-crush. [by James Wenley] You could say Gareth Williams is a bit of a John Farnham fan. So much so, that he made the Aussie rock icon, famous for hits such as You’re the Voice and Pressure Down, a major character in his solo comedy show Faux Real. Or rather, a voice who enters the world of […]

FRINGE PREVIEW: The ‘Motherlock’ Controversy

February 23, 2011
Lock up your Mother! If it was a competition, Motherlock would be odds on favorite to win the not always coveted ‘Most Controversial Play Award’ in this year’s Fringe circuit. Unashamedly based on the real life experiences of Auckland playwright and director Melissa Fergusson, it explores the stigmas and experiences of her four pregnancies to four different men. Scandalous? You […]

FRINGE PREVIEW: The Adventures of Alvin Sputnik: Deep Sea Explorer

February 18, 2011
Tim Watts gives an in-depth interview. Literally. The Adventures of Alvin Sputnik: Deep Sea Explorer is set in a (not so?) fictional future where the seas have risen and billions of people have died. For the few that remain, they must look to the oceans for the continued survival of the human race. Alvin Sputnik, who is brought to life […]
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