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Basement Love: An inside look at how The Basement turns us on

  Call it a cliché, call it stereotyping, but at the end of the day we humans just find certain things irresistible. It turns out that The Basement possesses quite a few of those qualities and even has its own … Continue reading

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Fly That Flag

Pride: A satisfied sense of attachment towards ones own or another’s choices and actions, or towards a whole group of people. Pride: A product of praise, independent self-reflection, or a fulfilled feeling of belonging. Pride: What I felt as I … Continue reading

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The Basement’s Super Fun Gay Pass

We have a Pride mini-fest at The Basement this week and to celebrate all things Pride we have created a ‘Super Fun Gay Pass’. This pass costs $60 which means you are able to see all FIVE Pride Week shows at … Continue reading

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If Pixar Did Theatre….

  Wall-E, had been out for a while before a love note attached to an umbrella left on my doorstep convinced me to finally see it. I don’t think I moved a muscle during that film, at certain parts I’m … Continue reading

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“5″ – Dawn’s first blog post for 2014

Good news! Whether or not you made it out to The Basement last Saturday night to partake in: face painting, free pizza, DJ’s, jazz singers, “poo” stories, dropped birthday cakes, on stage births…and other fantastically random things that groups of … Continue reading

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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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