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Stage Direction

All your thesp-y knowledge needs sated by our resident theatre writer and dramaturg, Kate Prior. Thanks to The Vic Devonport.

Stage Direction w/ Johanna Cosgrove & Zoë Larsen Cumming: September 7, 2018

Stage Direction w/ Johanna Cosgrove & Zoë Larsen Cumming: September 7, 2018 Stage Direction w/ Johanna Cosgrove & Zoë Larsen Cumming: September 7, 2018, 17.36 MB
Fri 7 Sep 2018

Johanna's bids us farewell for seven weeks while she dives deep into Wellington theatre, lucky for us, the lovely Zoë Larsen Cumming is here to keep us informed on all our theatre fantasies. Zoë and Johanna catch up with Mike this week on what's good in Auckland at the moment, recommending Orientation, Me and My Sister Tell Each Other Everything, and Mr. Burns (all you Simpsons fans out there, we've heard you need to get in fast).

Stage Direction w/ Johanna Cosgrove & Kalyani Nagarajan: August 31, 2018

Stage Direction w/ Johanna Cosgrove: August 31, 2018 Stage Direction w/ Johanna Cosgrove: August 31, 2018, 16.61 MB
Fri 31 Aug 2018

While celebrating women in theatre this month, Johanna brings in a special guest, Kalyani Nagarajan, the star of Mrs Krishnan's Party, sequel to Krishnan’s Dairy. Lucky for us, we caught up with Kalyani before the show goes overseas. That's right, international theatre, oooooh fancy.

Stage Direction w/ Johanna Cosgrove & Chris Parker: August 3, 2018

Stage Direction w/ Johanna Cosgrove & Chris Parker: August 3, 2018 Stage Direction w/ Johanna Cosgrove & Chris Parker: August 3, 2018, 16.06 MB
Fri 3 Aug 2018

The theatre calendar's all a'swollen at the moment and Johanna's brought in a friend. None other than Chris Parker's here to tell you all about his upcoming show, SIBS.

Stage Direction w/ Johanna Cosgrove: July 27, 2018

Stage Direction w/ Johanna Cosgrove: July 27, 2018 Stage Direction w/ Johanna Cosgrove: July 27, 2018, 13.34 MB
Fri 27 Jul 2018

Johanna's picks this week are two upcoming shows at Basement Theatre: Natalie Medlock's Near Death Experience and Victoria Abbott's Run Rabbit. There are dark themes. There are bunnies. Get in.

Stage Direction w/ Joanna Cosgrove: July 20, 2018

Stage Direction w/ Joanna Cosgrove: July 20, 2018 Stage Direction w/ Joanna Cosgrove: July 20, 2018, 22.86 MB
Fri 20 Jul 2018

Johanna is back in after a two week hiatus, and things are firey in the studio this morning. Full off passion, we're talking the Pop-Up Globe and what's happening in theatre, plugging it all.

Stage Direction w/ Joanna Cosgrove: June 29, 2018

Stage Direction w/ Joanna Cosgrove: June 29, 2018 Stage Direction w/ Joanna Cosgrove: June 29, 2018, 21 MB
Fri 29 Jun 2018

Joanna's got another guest for us! Aren't we lucky? This week chatting Matariki and Matchbox 2018, always reminding us that theatre is cool, y'all.

Stage Direction w/ Johanna Cosgrove: June 22, 2018

Stage Direction w/ Johanna Cosgrove: June 22, 2018 Stage Direction w/ Johanna Cosgrove: June 22, 2018, 16.86 MB
Fri 22 Jun 2018

Johanna's brought in a guest this morning, but there's a coffee drought in the studio. Sorry, gang.

Stage Direction w/ Johanna Cosgrove: June 8, 2018

Stage Direction w/ Johanna Cosgrove: June 8, 2018 Stage Direction w/ Johanna Cosgrove: June 8, 2018, 12.82 MB
Fri 8 Jun 2018

Strap in, folks. Hamlet's about to become waaay less depressing thanks to Matchbox's new adaptation, Yorick!. Johanna and Lydia chat at their leisure about lesbian musicals, burning faces, the Phantom, and Q Theatre's cool programme for budding playwrights. 

Stage Direction w/ Johanna Cosgrove: June 1, 2018

Stage Direction w/ Johanna Cosgrove: June 1, 2018 Stage Direction w/ Johanna Cosgrove: June 1, 2018, 14.51 MB
Fri 1 Jun 2018

Oh, you thought the Comedy Festival was over? Joke's on you, it's never over! Johanna rounds up a best of the fest, ft. Chris Parker's Camp Binch, Tom Sainsbury's Giggly Gerties, and an incredible K-pop dance routine courtesy of Rose Matafeo.

Stage Direction w/ Johanna Cosgrove: May 11, 2018

Stage Direction w/ Johanna Cosgrove: May 11, 2018 Stage Direction w/ Johanna Cosgrove: May 11, 2018, 18.82 MB
Fri 11 May 2018

Johanna runs down her top Comedy Festival picks of the week w/ special guest Hayley Sproull and ft. collab calls, Best Foods mayo, and the kind of comedy that makes you might just make you cry. Happy tears or sad, you ask? Only time will tell.