Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays
Equity New Zealand is very sad to announce the death of actor Robert Tripe.
Robbie was a valued member of the union and gave much of his time and energy being Vice President when we opened the MEAA office in NZ back in 2008. The New Zealand performer community has lost a dear friend and colleague. Equity President Jennifer Ward-Lealand says, “Robbie was a terrific support to me, and we very much enjoyed travelling together to Australia for committee meetings - and pinching ourselves that we were now part of such a big union. I will miss him”
Haere mai, nau mai!
Welcome to the new improved Equity NZ website. It has a great new look and functionality and we look forward to further improvements.
This is still a work in progress, so we can not update individual items and bring you new features yet, but will do soon.
All of the usual functions should be available under the menu to your right.
Equity members Stephen Lovatt, Sam Snedden, Kevin Keys, Andrew Grainger, Tim Carlsen, Jordan Mooney, Wesley Dowdell, Oscar Wilson, Alex Walker star in the new ATC production, 'Once on Chunuk Bair'.
Directed by Ian Mune and Cameron Rhodes.
8 August 1915. Before dawn, the Wellington Regiment, part of the New Zealand Expeditionary Force, commences an offensive to seize Chunuk Bair, a pivotal peak overlooking Gallipoli Bay. As inept British Generals look on from their battleships, the Regiment captures the high ground. With extraordinary courage, the stalwart young Wellingtonians battle to hold off the enemy, firing their rifles and those of their fallen companions until the wood of the stock is too hot to touch. On now till 5 July.
Don't miss out on these great workshops presented Free to Financial Members:
Casting Day with Barefoot Casting.
Join Auckland-based casting directors Mike and Matt Dwyer and spend a full-day working on your casting skills. Up to twenty financial Equity members will work intensively with Mike and Matt. Each attendee will have a quick read through, then record a take and then review the footage and discuss the performance. All participants will be able to observe this process. Once the attendees have been finalised, scenes will be sent to learn for the day. http://www.equityfoundation.org.au/event/183/casting-day-with-barefoot-casting
US Accents with Jacque Drew.
Don't miss this great opportunity to update your US accent skills in a three hour workshop with Jacque Drew. Jacque is an award-winning actor and educator with more than 25 years experience working in the stage and screen industries. http://www.equityfoundation.org.au/event/182/us-accents-with-jacque-drew