INVITE: 'Rake' director Jessica Hobbs in conversation with Robyn Malcolm
Following her masterclasses with actors in Wellington and Auckland, Equity is delighted to host "Rake" director Jessica Hobbs in conversation with Robyn Malcolm. Robyn worked with Jessica on the latest series of "Rake" so this is a great opportunity to get an insight into Jessica’s work in television. There will be questions with drinks to follow.
All screen industry practitioners - actors, writers, directors, producers and technicians - are welcome to attend on Monday March 18 from 6.30pm to 8pm. Venue: Suite 108, Ironbank, 150 Karangahape Road.
Equity TV channel live! Watch 'the actorvator' here
Equity members Eli Matthewson and Steven Chudley on stage this week
On at The Basement from 12 - 16 March. "And I Was Like" is a story about love without words. When Philip meets Trace, his speechlessness is charming, endearing and just a bit unusual. But when months later his mute boyfriend won’t tell him why he's not talking Philip tries everything he can to fix Trace and break the silence. Featuring Equity members Steven Chudley and Eli Matthewson. Also with Taofia Pelesasa, Elyse Brock and Kate Castle.
One Man Guy - Equity actor and producer
Equity member Jon Pheloung stars in One Man Guy: Dirty American Decade, produced by Equity member Torum Heng of Shirley Gentlemen Productions.
A musical in one act featuring one performer and one guitar. The day he heard ‘Ring Of Fire’, a Christchurch boy vowed he would one day write and sing songs for a living. And marry one of Johnny Cash’s daughters.
On from March 12-16 at 6.30pm at The Basement Theatre in Auckland.
Last 2 nites of all Equity cast in Kick Ass Plays
Kick Ass Plays, written by Award Winning New York Playwright Jane Shepard is a showcase of three incredibly diverse one acts, ranging from hilarious to harrowing with awesome live original music.
Starring Equity members Breigh Fouhy, Laura Irish, Christina Cortesi and Christina Devine and directed and produced by Equity national performers committee member Grae Burton.
NINE – Drama. Survive! Two Women locked in a cell fight each other with wit and words to stay alive.
FRIEND OF THE DECEASED – Black Comedy. Her cheating husband is dead, when a strange young woman arrives his widow plays a twisted game to exact her revenge.
THE LAST NICKEL – Comic Drama. Two sisters, a bed, a trombone, a host of bizarre puppets and “To Sir With Love” make a night they will never forget.
At Co.space BizDojo in K Road until Saturday 9 March. BUY TICKETS HERE
Ends this week: THALI – A THEATRICAL PLATTER OF SHORT PLAYS
Don't miss Equity member Derrick Olivier in Thali, this week only at TAPAC. From the company that brought you last year's critically acclaimed production of Rudali-The Mourner, Prayas presents THALI - A sizzling platter of four short plays in 60-70 minutes. On Monday 4, Tuesday 5 and Friday 8 March 2013 only. Equity concession tickets $15 each.BOOK TICKETS HERE and watch the trailer below:
Masterclass with Rake director Jessica Hobbs
Spend a day working with Jessica Hobbs, the celebrated director of many award winning television programs. Jessica will work on different texts and all actors will have an opportunity to workshop scenes and explore different aspects of the text. Successful applicants will be sent scenes to learn prior to the masterclass.
This masterclasses are free-of-charge for financial members of NZ Equity. To be held in Wellington on 15 March and Auckland on 19 March. The Equity Foundation thanks the NZ Film Commission for their support of this event.
About Jessica Hobbs:
- Talented group of Equity members in "The Guilt Sniffer"
- Take back the Hood - Deborah Rea's one woman show
- Truth about The Hobbit - read the Equity/Warner Bros emails here
- Equity press statement: Setting the record straight on new OIA 'hobbit' documents
- Equity organiser Phil Darkins speaks to TV3 on the Hobbit documents
- Equity on the release of the Hobbit documents