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If Dickens Was A Kiwi…?

 If you’re sitting at home tonight having not seen A Basement Christmas Carol, then I have to ask “what exactly are you doing with your life!?!” I mean I know there is a lot of important stuff happening this time of … Continue reading

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2014 Winter Submissions Now Open

In 2014 we are programming seasonally. We will still take submissions at any old time but these are the deadlines for you to work towards… Winter (and Autumn) (April, May, June, July) due 31 December 2013 Spring (August, September, October, November) due 31 April … Continue reading

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A Staff Only Interview With: Sophie Henderson

My name is…. Sophie Henderson, sometimes Sophie Vowell… I’m two people in one. I am originally from….. A little place called Torbay on the North Shore of Auckland. At The Basement I… am the program manager, I select the projects … Continue reading

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Theatre Off The Couch

The first docudrama that I ever saw is called “The Exonerated,” and the experience of it challenged and grew me as a person. It also introduced me to a whole new level of the power of live theatre. Tonight, theatre … Continue reading

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A Staff Only Interview With: Sam Snedden

My name is… Sam. I am originally from… Auckland. At The Basement I… am the venue manager and resident blurbologist… I write lots of the marketing and advertising copy and that kind of stuff, so I’m a blurbinator. The funniest … Continue reading

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Can We Name It “Catsper?”

  I’ve always been a believer in ghosts. Having grown up on a couple of old West Texas ranch houses I’ve always felt like there could be a ghost around any corner. However, one of my most disturbing “sightings” wasn’t … Continue reading

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M, P, & Feast.

I spent every summer from the time I was three years old until I was eleven with my grandmother. Summers in Austin, TX USA are hot and average at around 100% humidity; so while mornings were delegated to exploring lakes, … Continue reading

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The Cast of Atlas/Mountain/Dead/Butterflies talk Young & Hungry!

  The next two weeks mark the inaugural season of the “Young & Hungry Festival” at The Basement Theatre. Sam Snedden and the cast of Atlas/Mountain/Dead/Butterflies took a few second to tell me about what the festival is and what … Continue reading

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The Cast Of Dragonlore is “Young & Hungry!”

  Sam Snedden and the cast of “Dragonlore” give us the scoop on the Young & Hungry Festival opening tonight! (The 27th of Spetember.) “Dragonlore” and “Atlas Mountain Dead Butterfly,” will run this weekend through the 12th of October. Keep … Continue reading

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A Case In Point

Maybe it’s because I am from a country that has been cutting it’s arts funding for as long as I can remember or because I grew up in an ultra conservative West Texas (reference points: the films “Friday Night Lights”, … Continue reading

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