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Equity members can register now for these Equity Foundation professional development workshops. Online registrations only:
Equity member Ryan Richards is putting on his side-splittingly ridiculous, one-man show 'A Boy Wonder' from 21 - 23 April only. Equity member Grae Burton is the set designer.This is a fundraising season for the show's Otago and Southland tour set for May, as part of the Southland Arts Festival.
Written by Richards, A Boy Wonder is a heart warming original Kiwi comedy. This fast-paced hour-long slice of Kiwiana is set in small town New Zealand during the late 90s. A Boy Wonder is about local take-out legend, Jimmy’s Pies, being under attack by the villainous Charlie Slaughter, an entrepreneurial cut-throat douche-bag who will do anything in his power to take down the little man - Jimmy (or ‘Scout Leader Jim’).
Congratulations to all actors involved in the opening of Te Pou Whare last night, including Equity members Tainui Tukiwaho, Ascia Maybury, Gerald Urquhart and Boni Tukiwaho. Te Pou Whare is New Zealand's first Māori theatre, conceptualised after a call was put out through the Maori theatre community networks and extended whanau last December to come together for a hui to discuss how they see the future growth of Maori theatre in Auckland. As a result, Ruia Taitea Creative was born and is a community within itself, relying on the talents, mahi and commitment from all its gathered whanau. Te Pou Whare is also a home for non-Māori creatives who respect the fundamental Tikanga models such as Whanau (family), Manaakitanga (care for a person's mana) and Aroha (love). This translates into respect before, during and after the process of creating work, all of which is paramount when working with the Ruia Taitea whanau. The theatre is based at 44a Portage Rd, New Lynn, Auckland and has rehearsal rooms available to rent.
Daffodils was voted 'Best Debut' by Metro Magazine 2014, Best Play Nomination by SWANZ 2014 and was the Auckland Theatre Award Winner 2014. Starring Equity member Todd Emerson, the much-loved Kiwi cabaret returns to Q Theatre in April for five nights only, before embarking on a national tour. This is far, far more than boy meets girl. This is real life romance – Kiwi cabaret style. Featuring songs by Crowded House - Bic Runga - Chris Knox - The Mint Chicks - Dave Dobbyn - The Exponents - Darcy Clay - The Mutton Birds - Th'Dudes - LIPS - The Senators - The Swingers - Blam Blam Blam. Rose was 16. Eric, 18. They met at the lake by the daffodils. The same place that Eric's parents met 20 years earlier. Was it destiny? Perhaps. But what happens after years of misread moments, too many maybes and unspoken thoughts that never go away? Daffodils captures the bittersweet nuances of Rose’s and Eric’s life in a mix tape of New Zealand’s greatest hits.
Equity board member Grae Burton has put together this fantastic video taking you through the voting process for your new Equity New Zealand board.
All members of Equity should have received voting papers in the post by now.
You can only cast a postal vote. There is no online voting.
So please watch this short video, see how it is done and cast your vote today!