RDS7 Talks Young & Hungry

When I hopped on the phone with Gabrielle Vincent, this year’s Young & Hungry Producer, I knew that I was talking to a woman who has spent the past fifteen weeks spinning a lot of plates. The first thing that … Continue reading

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A new face for our garage gallery

    The Basement’s walls have always been a willing canvas to scribblers, street artists and set designers extending their work past the stage. Since spring was on the way we thought it was about time our front door got … Continue reading

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RDS7: A Moment of Politics

Still via Arts Foundation Video It’s an interesting thing, being in another country while they are holding elections. For the first time in my life I have no actual concept of what one party represents compared to the other, and … Continue reading

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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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