Upcoming Wellington & Auckland masterclasses
FREE FOR EQUITY MEMBERS AS A BENEFIT OF MEMBERSHIP. Names will be chosen by ballot (lucky draw).
Actors who can travel to Wellington are advised to register for the Wellington workshop too, since Auckland classes are always oversubscribed.
Green Room Event: How to make money from your own productions
INVITATION TO ACTORS:
How to make money from your own productions
The Basement Theatre - 6pm Sunday 12 May
Come along for a drink and question & answer session. All actors (Equity members and non-members) are invited. Tel: 0800 334470 for more information.
Last few days of Goodbye My Feleni
Dynamic Equity member duo Shadon Meredith and Amelia Reid-Meredith direct Goodbye My Feleni, starring the next generation of Pasifika powerhouse acting with Taofia Pelesasa, Samson Chan-Boon, Leki Jackson Bourke, and Andy Sani.
On at The Basement from 16 - 25 April, Goodbye My Feleni pays tribute to the Pacific Island soldiers who served with the Maori Battalion in World War Two. Goodbye My Feleni explores the sacrifices a Pasifika man must sometimes make in order to fight for God, King and Country – even when its not their own. Papakura Military Camp, 1942: three enthusiastic Pasifika men are about to embark on the adventure of a lifetime, only days away from joining the 28th (Maori) Battalion in Africa.
Queen on now at The Basement
Starring Equity members Cole Jenkins (One by One), Tarquinn Kennedy (Course Related Costs), and Morgan Albrecht (Punk Rock). On from 16 - 25 April at The Basement. Smoke Labours Productions is proud to present this new play by Sam Brooks that puts the everyday plights of the gay man under the spotlight and explores the contradictions, difficulties and joys of being a young gay man in today’s society.
Equity welcomes legalisation of same sex marriage
NZ Actors Equity welcomes the passing of the landmark Marriage (Definition of Marriage) Amendment Bill which yesterday legalised same sex marriage. Jennifer Ward-Lealand and the National Performers Committee congratulate members of parliament for taking this important step to correct this inequality. NZ Actors Equity also wishes to thank and acknowledge all those members who worked hard campaigning for this change.
Last chance to see Brassed Off
With Equity national performer's committee member Natalie Beran in the role of Gloria. Brassed off is only on till April 20 and is very timely given the recent death of Maggie Thatcher. Brassed Off started out as a film starring Pete Postlethwaite and Ewan McGregor and then Paul Allen adapted the screenplay for the stage. The story is based on recent historical events: the closure of many coal mines following unpopular industrial reforms by Maggie Thatcher's government in the 1990s and the hardships suffered by those communities. Coalmining communities and brass bands have long strong links.