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All your thesp-y knowledge needs sated by our resident theatre writer and dramaturg Zoë Larsen Cumming.

Stage Direction w/ Shagun Choudray: April 26, 2019

Stage Direction w/ Shagun Choudray: April 26, 2019 Stage Direction w/ Shagun Choudray: April 26, 2019, 11.27 MB
Fri 26 Apr 2019

We're lucky enough to have a guest from the theatre world in to chat to us this morning, Shagun Choudray is here, the production manager for Meera. Sha talks to Mikey about how the play came about (14 years of research!) and how that ties in to Aotearoa. This is definitely worth getting your tickets to, there might even be a special code for those who listen in quick.

Stage Direction w/ Johanna Cosgrove: April 12, 2019

Stage Direction w/ Johanna Cosgrove: April 12, 2019 Stage Direction w/ Johanna Cosgrove: April 12, 2019, 16.36 MB
Fri 12 Apr 2019

In between relaxing post HeadSand, and gearing up with excitment for Comedy Festival, Johanna's got a couple of fave shows to share with us. On her recommendation, get yr tickets to Woman of Citrus and Woven Womxn.

Stage Direction w/ Johanna Cosgrove: April 5, 2019

Stage Direction w/ Johanna Cosgrove: April 5, 2019 Stage Direction w/ Johanna Cosgrove: April 5, 2019, 15.11 MB
Fri 5 Apr 2019

Johanna just wants one more plug for HeadSand, but also reckons you should get out Woven Womxnbefore karma gets us and Only Bones v1.0She's also very grateful for the patron who gave her a pie last night, very grateful.

Stage Direction w/ Johanna Cosgrove: March 29, 2019

Stage Direction w/ Johanna Cosgrove: March 29, 2019 Stage Direction w/ Johanna Cosgrove: March 29, 2019, 13.62 MB
Fri 29 Mar 2019

Johanna comes in with a stunning line up of goodies at the Basement Theatre in the next few weeks, she reckons you should check out before karma gets us, Women of Citrus, and Rose Matafeo's award-winning Horndog.

Stage Direction w/ Johanna Cosgrove & Benjamin Henson: March 22, 2019

Stage Direction w/ Johanna Cosgrove & Benjamin Henson: March 22, 2019 Stage Direction w/ Johanna Cosgrove & Benjamin Henson: March 22, 2019, 25.17 MB
Fri 22 Mar 2019

Johanna's one of the many great preformers in the upcoming show HeadSand, and brings in guest, Benjamin Henson who wrote and is directing the show. Talking about challenges, exciting points and what to expect from next week's show. Johanna also reckons you should check out My Kuia at the Basement theatre. 

Stage Direction w/ Johanna Cosgrove: March 15, 2019

Stage Direction w/ Johanna Cosgrove: March 15, 2019 Stage Direction w/ Johanna Cosgrove: March 15, 2019, 14.54 MB
Fri 15 Mar 2019

Johanna's gone for a real apocalyptic theme for today's recommendations, celebrating the end of the world and the rise of broken rules. Johanna reckons you better get along to Working On My Night Moves at the Basement, HeadSand also at the Basement, and Grande Finale (the name says it all, really).

Stage Direction w/ Julia Croft: March 8, 2019

Stage Direction w/ Julia Croft: March 8, 2019 Stage Direction w/ Julia Croft: March 8, 2019, 18.01 MB
Fri 8 Mar 2019

Julia's been Working on her Night Moves in her new play Working on My Night Moves at the Basement Theatre. In the third installment of her series, Julia's created a feminist utopia, what a perfect futuristic world looks like. Get yr tickets to blast yourself into the future.

Stage Direction w/ Johanna Cosgrove & Alice Canton: March 1, 2019

Stage Direction w/ Johanna Cosgrove & Alice Canton: March 1, 2019 Stage Direction w/ Johanna Cosgrove & Alice Canton: March 1, 2019, 21.15 MB
Fri 1 Mar 2019

Special guest, Alice from Silo Theatre, joins Johanna and Mikey in studio to let you all in on the best kept theatre secret that is the Silo 2019 Under 30 Club. Despite being without a residential theatre to call home, the powerhouse team at Silo curates a selection of shows, this season includes Wild Dogs Under My Skirt, The Wolves, The Blind Date Project, and My Heart Goes Thadak Thadak. What a golden deal.

Stage Direction w/ Johanna Cosgrove, & Hayley Sproull: February 22, 2019

Stage Direction w/ Johanna Cosgrove, & Hayley Sproull: February 22, 2019 Stage Direction w/ Johanna Cosgrove, & Hayley Sproull: February 22, 2019, 25.16 MB
Fri 22 Feb 2019

Another guest on Stage Direction? Aren't we lucky! This week, Hayley Sproull joins Johanna and Mikey in studio to talk through her top picks for Auckland's Fringe Festival, The Salem Bitch TrialsActressexual, and David Correos & Donna Brookbanks Do It. And Johanna's top picks are The Bub Club Film Archive, and one-on-one shows Boss of an Office, and Untitled Exhibit.

Stage Direction w/ Johanna Cosgrove, & Malia Johnston: February 15, 2019

Stage Direction w/ Johanna Cosgrove, & Malia Johnston: February 15, 2019 Stage Direction w/ Johanna Cosgrove, & Malia Johnston: February 15, 2019, 14.81 MB
Fri 15 Feb 2019

There's a tonne of stuff going on in the theatre world this week, and that's because it's Fringe Festival, woo. Yep, that time of year, Johanna joins Mike in studio with a special guest, Malia Johnston, who you can see in Movement of the Human. A few special mentions go to Auckland Fringe Festivals FREE Opening Party, Desperate Late Night Energy!, and last but not least, Pussy Riot: Riot Days. It's all just so exciting.