Education Policy | Post Primary | Preschool | Primary | Tertiary | Search

 


Hard work brings plays to life


25 August 2006

Hard work brings plays to life

Three Victoria University students have been hard at work crafting and shaping a season of short plays to be performed from September 6.

Moment / Gone – three plays now will be the culmination of weeks of intensive directing work for these THEA 304 Directing students. Each has chosen a short play and has been challenged to create fresh and exciting theatre. The season which runs between 6 September and 9 September will work as the major assessment for these students, as they see their visions being brought to life on stage.

The productions themselves are a diverse mix of drama, comedy and the avant-garde, with each exploring aspects of the immediate nature of life.

Time Flies written by David Ives and directed by Sarah Silver is a bright but fleeting comedy that follows two mayflies that must battle with frogs, love, life, death and David Attenborough.

Hypnagogis is a powerful drama written by Ken Hudson and is directed by Jo Bean. The play explores the lives of a number of individuals who are on different drugs. This not is not so much a play about drugs, but rather an intense investigation into the social consequences of lives lived in an altered state.

The final production on the triple-bill is Samuel Beckett’s Act Without Words: I. Beckett’s work has come to be recognised among the finest in avant-garde theatre with Act Without Words: I being no different. This comic mime follows the frustrations of a man stuck on stage with no way off. This challenging production is directed by Kevin Casey.

Student director Sarah Silver says the process is “fun, challenging and tiring, but I’m excited to see my work hit the stage in front of an audience”.

All three productions will be on offer as part of Moment / Gone – three plays now being performed at Studio 77, 77 Fairlie Terrace, Kelburn. Wednesday 6 – Saturday 9 September 2006. Shows start at 7pm each night with tickets $12 waged and $8 unwaged.

ENDS

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Culture Headlines | Health Headlines | Education Headlines

 

Electronica: Restoring The World’s First Recorded Computer Music

University of Canterbury Distinguished Professor Jack Copeland and UC alumni and composer Jason Long have restored the earliest known recording of computer-generated music, created more than 65 years ago using programming techniques devised by Alan Turing. More>>

ALSO:

Scoop Review Of Books: Almost Getting Away With Murder

The Black Widow by Lee-Anne Cartier: Lee-Anne Cartier is the sister of the Christchurch man found to have been murdered by his wife, Helen Milner, after an initial assumption by police that his death, in 2009, was suicide. More>>

Howard Davis: Triple Echo - The Malevich/Reinhardt/Hotere Nexus

Howard Davis: The current juxtaposition of works by Ralph Hotere and Ad Reinhardt at Te Papa perfectly exemplifies Jean Michel Massing's preoccupation with the transmigration of imagery in a remarkable triple echo effect... More>>

Scoop Review Of Books: Nō Tāu Manawa

Vaughan Rapatahana responds to Fale Aitu | Spirit House by Tusiata Avi: "fa’afetai Tusiata, fa’afetai, / you’ve swerved & served us a masterclass corpus / through graft / of tears & fears..." More>>

9 Golds - 21 Medals: NZ Team Celebrates As Rio 2016 Paralympic Games Close

The entire New Zealand Paralympic Team, led by kiwi sprinter and double gold medallist Liam Malone as flag bearer, are on the bus to the Maracanã Stadium in Rio de Janeiro for the Closing Ceremony of the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games. There, they will celebrate the fantastic successes of the past 10 days. More>>

ALSO:

New Zealand Improv Festival: The Festival Of Moments To Return To The Capital

The eighth incarnation of the New Zealand Improv Festival comes to BATS Theatre this 4-8 October , with a stellar line-up of spontaneous theatre and instant comedy performed and directed by top improvisors from around New Zealand and the world. More>>

ALSO:

Get More From Scoop

 
 

LATEST HEADLINES

 
 
 
 
Education
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news