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Frontseat, TV One 10.30pm September 18 2005

This Sunday on Frontseat, TV One 10.30pm


Auckland’s Silo Theatre announced last week that as of 1st January 2006, it will only employ actors who are members of the union, NZ Actors Equity. This plan comes on the back of the ongoing debate over whether Equity should merge with the larger Australian union, the MEAA. Julie Hill asks is it legal? What do actors think? And what happens next year if the Silo wants a high-profile actor, but they don’t wanna join the union?


On stage together for the first time in twelve years, Michael Hurst and Jennifer Ward-Lealand are tackling Edward Albee’s new play, “The Goat, or Who is Sylvia?”, which is about a well-to-do family man who falls in love with a goat. They talk to Steven Oates about life together on and off stage.


Last year, novelist Craig Marriner made local headlines when he opted out early from the Buddle Findlay Frank Sargeson Fellowship. Allegations flew of a big mess and a missing key, and when the press finally got in touch with Marriner, he explained that he needed to be at his (then) girlfriend’s side in London. But over a beer or three with Josie McNaught in London, he reveals that it may in fact have been the isolation he felt during the fellowship that sent him running.


Anne Noble took 55kg of freight to the Berlin Foto Fest because the New Zealand photographer had been invited to exhibit in not one, but two venues during the major event on Berlin’s art calendar. Frontseat chats with the artist and her dealers in Germany.


The annual APRA Silver Scroll Awards rolled around again last week. This time the 40th award for songwriting went to Australia-based brothers Evermore. The Finn Brothers, Ross Harris, Anituatua and Whirimako Black were also winners on the night. As always, other musicians were invited to cover their friends’ songs, but with one chap failing to show, it was Jordan Luck to the rescue…

Coming up on future Frontseats: Goldenhorse on the Thames; British playwrighting legend Alan Bennett; philanthropists and much, much more!

Best regards, The Frontseat Team TV One, Sunday Nights (repeated the following Sunday at 6.30am)


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