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All your thesp-y knowledge needs sated by our resident theatre writers and dramaturgs, Johanna Cosgrove & Zoë Larsen Cumming. Thanks to The Vic Devonport.

Stage Direction w/ Zoë Larsen Cumming: November 15, 2019

Stage Direction w/ Zoë Larsen Cumming: November 15, 2019 Stage Direction w/ Zoë Larsen Cumming: November 15, 2019, 10.38 MB
Fri 15 Nov 2019

Zoë brings in her theatre picks as a form of glamorous study procrastination, and we're all for it. She reckons you've got to get yourself along to Drone, and Welcome to Thebes, both at the Basement Theatre, and Enchanted April, because what a great name right?!

Stage Direction w/ Johanna Cosgrove: November 8, 2019

Stage Direction w/ Johanna Cosgrove: November 8, 2019 Stage Direction w/ Johanna Cosgrove: November 8, 2019, 12.9 MB
Fri 8 Nov 2019

Johanna brings us a joyful selection of her top reckons for upcoming theatre. Get yourself along to Welcome to Thebes this week to dive into some emerging talent, and make sure you lock in your tickets to My Heart Goes Thadak Thadak because it looks like a wildly good time.

Stage Direction w/ Zoë Larsen Cumming & James Mustapic: November 1, 2019

Stage Direction w/ Zoë Larsen Cumming & James Mustapic: November 1, 2019 Stage Direction w/ Zoë Larsen Cumming & James Mustapic: November 1, 2019, 11.62 MB
Fri 1 Nov 2019

Happy Halloween! Zoë brings up Billy T nominee, James Mustapic, ahead of his spooky show tonight, The Blair Witch Projector. As well as recommending you check out How We Survive at the Basement Theatre and Snort, because it's always a good time.

Stage Direction w/ Johanna Cosgrove & Arlo Gibson: October 25, 2019

Stage Direction w/ Johanna Cosgrove & Arlo Gibson: October 25, 2019 Stage Direction w/ Johanna Cosgrove & Arlo Gibson: October 25, 2019, 14.88 MB
Fri 25 Oct 2019

Johanna's got all the theatre you could need to fill up your weekend with drama. And lucky for us, Johanna's joined by Arlo Gibson to talk about Owls Do Cry. If that's not enough, get yourself along to Manifesto of a Good Cripple, Live Reel: Halloween Spook-tacular, and Brynley Stent – Filthy Little Goblin.

Stage Direction w/ Zoë Larsen Cumming & Jo Randerson: October 18, 2019

Stage Direction w/ Zoë Larsen Cumming & Jo Randerson: October 18, 2019 Stage Direction w/ Zoë Larsen Cumming & Jo Randerson: October 18, 2019, 20.23 MB
Fri 18 Oct 2019

We're lucky enough to have Zoë and Jo in the studio this morning. We're chatting with Jo Randerson about her latest theatre venture, Sing It To My Face, and Zoë guides us through all her theatre picks for the weekend. Make sure you get yourself along to Worm, and First World Problems 2.0.

Stage Direction w/ Johanna Cosgrove & Kura Forrester: October 11, 2019

Stage Direction w/ Johanna Cosgrove & Kura Forrester: October 11, 2019 Stage Direction w/ Johanna Cosgrove & Kura Forrester: October 11, 2019, 15.97 MB
Fri 11 Oct 2019

Johanna joins us to share her theatre picks for this week, one of which features Kura Forrester, who we are lucky enough to have in the studio, aww. Johanna chats with Kura about Half of the Sky, the family reunion you didn't know you wanted. And if that's not enough, get yourself along to Owls Do Cry, at the Q Theatre, to fill all your theatre needs. 

Stage Direction w/ Zoë Larsen Cumming: October 4, 2019

Stage Direction w/ Zoë Larsen Cumming: October 4, 2019 Stage Direction w/ Zoë Larsen Cumming: October 4, 2019, 11.57 MB
Fri 4 Oct 2019

If you're looking for a weekend full of theatre, then look no further. Zoë's got her hot picks for a weekend full of drama. BLOOM at Q Theatre if you're interested in dance, the One Act Play Festival 2019 for a diverse range of plot twists, and Snort because it's always a good time.

Stage Direction w/ Johanna Cosgrove: September 27, 2019

Stage Direction w/ Johanna Cosgrove: September 27, 2019 Stage Direction w/ Johanna Cosgrove: September 27, 2019, 12.73 MB
Fri 27 Sep 2019

Johanna's back from overseas with tales of comedy and performance. Plus she's got her hot picks for theatre in Tāmaki, she reckons you've gotta check out Pōhutu and NZ Music Double Bill: Dances with Aldous, both part of Tempo Dance Festival and James Roque's returning comedy show, Boy Mestizo, at The Basement Theatre. 

Stage Direction w/ Zoë Larsen Cumming, Atutahi Potaka-Dewes & Ali Foa’i: September 20, 2019

Stage Direction w/ Zoë Larsen Cumming, Atutahi Potaka-Dewes & Ali Foa’i: September 20, 2019 Stage Direction w/ Zoë Larsen Cumming, Atutahi Potaka-Dewes & Ali Foa’i: September 20, 2019, 19.7 MB
Fri 20 Sep 2019

Zoë is joining us in studio with Atutahi and Ali to talk about their play aloFA, this morning, that follows Niko, who returns home to Samoa after 25 years away, and is confronted with consequences of his long absence by his Papa and family. Zoë also reckons you've got to head along to Go Back For Murder and, of course, Reclamation at the Basement.

Stage Direction w/ Zoë Larsen Cumming: September 13, 2019

Stage Direction w/ Zoë Larsen Cumming: September 13, 2019 Stage Direction w/ Zoë Larsen Cumming: September 13, 2019, 10.24 MB
Fri 13 Sep 2019

Zoë pops into the studio to deliver theatre recommendations for your whole weekend, from morning to night. Head along to I Didn't Invite You Here to Lecture Me, followed by New In Town, both at the Basement. And for your morning entertainment, Light Vs Dark: The Adventures of Rama will take care of you.