Sara Wiseman is directing Danny & The Deep Blue Sea, a John Patrick Stanley play at the Basement Theatre from August 22 – September 2 at 8 pm. Continue reading
Category Archives: Video Interview
Paul Roukchan is playing the character Carl in a play from the pen of Stephen Sinclair. Success has been recently reworked and updated to make it especially relevant to Aoteorora New Zealand in light of our incipient election . Paul joined Liz Gunn in the 13th Floor Studio to talk successes: of the play’s rehearsals, and of his own life thus far.
Lucy Prebble’s award-winning play, The Effect, is currently running at Auckland’s Q Theatre. Its been described as “A four-hander that hop-scotches confidently across themes of neurology, neuropharmacology, depression, love and guilt.” (The Sunday Times) Continue reading
Retired BBC Journalist Kate Adie is in Auckland for this year’s New Zealand International Film Festival. Kate is portrayed by actress Abbie Cornish in Toa Fraser’s thriller 6 Days, a film that recreates the harrowing events in London in 1980 when 6 gunmen invaded the Iranian Embassy taking 26 hostages for 6 days. The 13th Floor’s Liz Gunn talks to Kate Adie about the film and her own personal recollections of those 6 days.
Sam Scott is the Founder and Artistic Director of Massive Theatre Company, which nurtures Kiwi acting talent from 14 to adulthood.
The motivating energy for Massive is the telling of real New Zealand stories, and the honouring of those stories with passion and playfulness. Continue reading
As August 2017 begins, so with it debuts Politics on 13th Floor.
Liz Gunn is going to be investigating the deeper motivations and visions of those from across the political spectrum who feel passionate about making a stand for a fairer, more inclusive, more environmentally aware, more connected Aoteoroa/ New Zealand. Continue reading
The NZ International Film Festival continues with its run of cinematic riches around Auckland. One of those films comes with this evocative description in the Festival Programme: “…awash with gentle, natural light, the film has the faded glow of a treasured valentine, while absorbing us in the contradictions of family bonds, the habits of loneliness and the animating power of Pia’s professed faith in romance”.
The director of Loving Pia is Daniel Borgman, New Zealand-born but based in Denmark since 2008 . Continue reading
Tonight, Tuesday 1 August at 6.30 at the Civic, Auckland’s Film Festival pays its respects to the glory and challenge and majesty and mystery of mountains. Continue reading
Kirin J Callinan is performing tonight at The Kings Arms in Auckland. Earlier this afternoon he stopped by The 13th Floor to talk to Marty Duda. Continue reading
The New Zealand International Film Festival opens today in Auckland! 13th Floor coverage will include film reviews plus interviews with the film makers whenever possible. Continue reading
Massive Theatre Company’s newest Emerging Artist Show is quite literally a Chance To Ignite, – for both the players, and the audience lucky enough to see either of the two upcoming seasons . The first is at Q Theatre Loft from July 25 – 29. The second season is at the Mangere Arts Centre from August 2 – 5. Continue reading
From Wednesday July 12th to Saturday July 22nd, Q Theatre Loft is hosting My Best Dead Friend as part of MATCHBOX, the Q Theatre creative development programme. Continue reading
The first rounds of judging for WOW 2017 are currently underway.
WOW is the acronym for World Of Wearable Art, which was the much loved creation- birthed in Aoteoroa in 1987 – of Dame Suzie Moncrieff. Continue reading
There is a New Zealand fairy-tale that marries puppetry, shadow play and live music with gloriously dark charms for adventurous adults and intrepid children (ages 7 and up). It’s called The Road That Wasn’t There and it opens tonight at Auckland’s Herald Theatre, Aotea Centre and runs until July 15th. Continue reading
We are in the midst of Music Therapy Week, running from July 1 to 9, around New Zealand and the timing could not be more apposite given the predominance of concern about teen suicide in national discussions at the moment, and the growing alarm at current government inaction. Continue reading