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Usher…usher… usher???

Fancy yo’self as an usher? Wanna see shows for free? Thought you might. Become a part of The Basement Team, as a Volunteer Usher. We’re accepting applications until September 30th. Email basementboxoffice@gmail.com for more info. Free & Regular is a … Continue reading

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Producers’ Development Initiative 2015 Callout

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RDS7: Pedalling your theatre-wares on the fringe circuit

It’s taken me over 24 hours to figure out exactly what to distill from my interview with Barnie Duncan. I knew I was asking more questions than I should for a brief RDS7 interview but the man is damn interesting … Continue reading

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2015 Summer Submissions – Now OPEN!

Oh, hey artists. Summer is just around the corner and we are now taking submissions for 2015′s summer season. Wanna put on a show next year? You should. Our next deadline is here… Summer (Feb, March, April) submissions are due … Continue reading

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New General Managers! AND huge funding news, whoar!

New General Management team (L to R): Sophie Henderson, Elise Sterback, Sam Snedden. [Photo by Andi Crown] Since spring is the time for new beginnings… Here is some big Basement news. In July this year, Basement founder Charlie McDermott left … Continue reading

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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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