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ROGUES AND VAGABONDS

"The idea for Rogues and Vagabonds first came to me at the time of the invasion of Iraq."  Elspeth Sandys

CIRCA AND PLAYMARKET PRESENT A REHEARSED READING OF

ROGUES AND VAGABONDS

BY ELSPETH SANDYS

Directed by Ray Henwood

Circa Two - Saturday 25 August 2012 - 2pm

The third play in the Circa Theatre and Playmarket Reading Series 2012 is Rogues and Vagabonds by Elspeth Sandys - a tale about history's uncanny ability to repeat itself; the enduring capacity of human beings to believe in miracles; female liberation; sexual and economic oppression.

New Zealander the last Western heretic.

PLAYMARKET

MEDIA RELEASE

25 JULY 2012

New Zealander the last Western heretic.

Honest to God By Philip Braithwaite

Issues of faith and its relation to personal freedom are at the forefront of world affairs today and freely spoken about in New Zealand. In the 1960s an article questioning the historical accuracy of the bible and the harm caused by religious fundamentalism, penned by academic Lloyd Geering, caused a storm of controversy and divided public opinion in this country. At the time Geering was Principal of Knox Theological College in Dunedin.

CELEBRATE MATARIKI WITH US

CELEBRATE MATARIKI WITH A STORY BOTH new and old, remembered and forgotten, heartbreaking and hopeful.

The rise of the star cluster MATARIKI this month marks the Maori New Year – an event that is a time to come together and share skills, achievements, histories and stories.

This Matariki, Playmarket, Auckland Council, Toi O Manukau, Tamaki Makaurau Matariki Festival Trust and Te Papa Tongarewa have joined together to bring you Raw Men by Whiti Hereaka.

Playmarket and Circa Season of Play Readings

Circa Theatre and Playmarket are pleased to present a fantastic array of engaging and thought-provoking play readings. New works by New Zealand playwrights Ken Duncum, Elspeth Sandys, Joe Musaphia, Phil Braithwaite, Kathryn Burnett and Nick Ward will be presented in rehearsed readings, along with Jerusalem by international award-winning playwright Jez Butterworth (subject to rights).

BASEMENT THEATRE 2013 SUBMISSIONS OPEN

 

MEDIA RELEASE - Basement Theatre

SUBMISSIONS FOR JANUARY - JUNE 2013 PROGRAMME

The Basement is pleased to invite submissions from independent companies and practitioners to be part of the programme JANUARY - JUNE 2013.

NZIAF SHOW AND TELL

SHOW US WHAT YOU'VE GOT!

NEW ZEALAND INTERNATIONAL ARTS FESTIVAL INVITATION FOR PROPOSALS

As New Zealand's premier cultural event, the New Zealand International Arts Festival (NZIAF) represents an opportunity to showcase New Zealand and Pacific arts in an international context. For years the Festival has fostered the development and production of new work from a range of artists giving our festival a unique voice on the international stage.

b4 25 winner 2012

PLAYMARKET is pleased to announce the b4 25 WINNER:

WINNER: Sam Brooks - The Sacred Prodigies - Mab's Room - Auckland Shakes

HIGHLY COMMENDED: Ben Anderson - Like Smoke in Here AND: Joseph Harper - Honey

 

SHORTLISTED:

Feather Shaw - The Road Has No Name

Guy Mulinder - Soapbox

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