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RDS7: Sam Brooks Gets Specific

Dawn Glover:  Tell me about “Site Specific Theatre.” Sam Brooks: My experience with site specific theatre is mostly self-taught, so I’m probably going to offend a lot of theatre types more educated than I am. But it’s basically theatre that … Continue reading

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RDS7: Jess Sayer Might Just Be Writing A Play For You

/ Thanks to gmail I was able to have a quick internet interview with one very prolific Auckland Theatre artist, Jess Sayer. Here is what she had to say about here play, Fix, and her writing process in general. Dawn … Continue reading

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Secure your spot in Basement Fringe 2015

  The Basement is pleased to invite submissions from independent companies and practitioners to be part of The Basement Fringe Festival Programme 2015. To be considered, please read the information below and then fill in the submission form. Please bring your … Continue reading

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Row D Seat 7: Leaning Into An Unseasonable Fall Of Snow

The well-written twist is played out to perfection and the stage goes dark to the sound of applause. Lights up and out the actors come once more, beaming. They enjoyed that, they enjoy this…the look on their faces as they … Continue reading

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RDS7: A Peek Behind The Curtains of The Selecta

Last year when I heard that The Basement was holding a festival showcasing Auckland’s young artists the biggest question rolling around in my mind had to do with how this community would receive the young – how would the adult … Continue reading

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Basement Play Science!

5 workshops of upcoming Basement plays. The Basement’s Play Science! is a script development initiative for new plays that are programmed in our theatre. The Basement is dedicated to the development of emerging work. We want to nurture artists that … Continue reading

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An X Chromosome At A Y Show

I have to admit that as of late I’ve had a bit of an attitude when it comes to the topic and themes that Seed is built around. Currently my life is populated by women who are very concerned with … Continue reading

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Motherfuckers Make No Apologies

I have to admit that I felt a little guilty heading to my interview with actor Calum Gittins. I felt guilty because I was feeling skeptical. I was feeling skeptical that a cast full of Kiwi’s could pull off a … Continue reading

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The People Formerly Known As Audience

At The Basement, we’ve been re-thinking how we define audiences, and we’ve decided that we would prefer to see everyone that comes to our space as part of one big happy family – whether they are on stage, or not. … Continue reading

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A Week In Words

Last week I was on about dance and theatre and how I think performance that is not dependent on words is important to the theatrical community, and then this week I saw performances that were all about words… I hope … Continue reading

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