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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Spring Submissions due April 30th at 5pm

In 2014 we are programming seasonally. We will still take submissions at any old time but here is our next deadline…. Spring (September, October, November) due Wednesday 30th April 2014   Please get in touch if you’ve got something up your sleeve. … Continue reading

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A Little Less Talk & A Lot More Action

If I could trade any talent that I possess to be a choreographer/dancer, I would; sadly, I was born with two left feet. That being said the best thing that ever happened to me, as an actor/creator was being required … Continue reading

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A Species Called Man

If you are fortunate enough to see Mo and Jess Kill Susie or The Slapdash Assassins over the next week and a half then all I have to say is “welcome to the jungle.” I saw both these shows on … Continue reading

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Bare Hunt Collective Works It.

It was refreshing and exciting to see a “workshop” this evening. It was interesting to watch and read about the process of theatre artists. I came home from Three, and all I could think about, all I wanted to do, … Continue reading

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