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All your thesp-y knowledge needs sated by our resident actor and theatre connoisseur Alice Canton.

Stage Direction w/ Aaron Richardson: 14 March, 2023

Stage Direction w/ Aaron Richardson: 14 March, 2023 Stage Direction w/ Aaron Richardson: 14 March, 2023, 13.15 MB
Tue 14 Mar 2023

So good that they had to double it- actor Aaron Richardson chats to Rachel about the return season of The Wedding at Basement Theatre (opening tonight!).

Stage Direction w/ Louise Jiang: 7 March, 2023

Stage Direction w/ Louise Jiang: 7 March, 2023 Stage Direction w/ Louise Jiang: 7 March, 2023, 8.31 MB
Tue 7 Mar 2023

Louise Jiang chats to Rachel about her solo work Actor//Android which opens tonight at Basement Theatre.

Stage Direction w/ Amber and Popai: 28 February, 2023

Stage Direction w/ Amber and Popai: 28 February, 2023 Stage Direction w/ Amber and Popai: 28 February, 2023, 8.37 MB
Tue 28 Feb 2023

Te Pou theatre is opening its doors once more with its production of Hemo is Home, an award-winning comedy set in an urupā. Producer Amber Curreen and actor Popai chat to Rachel about the process of writing and getting the show to the stage (and where to grab tickets!). Whakarongo mai nei!

 

Stage Direction w/ Levi Kereama and Esmay August: February 21, 2023

Stage Direction w/ Levi Kereama and Esmay August: February 21, 2023 Stage Direction w/ Levi Kereama and Esmay August: February 21, 2023, 12.51 MB
Tue 21 Feb 2023

Today on Stage Direction Levi and Esmay from the cast of ATC's The Heartbreak Choir drop by talk about the season so far. Whakarongo mai nei! 

Stage Direction w/ Janina Nana Yaa: January 31, 2023

Stage Direction w/ Janina Nana Yaa: January 31, 2023 Stage Direction w/ Janina Nana Yaa: January 31, 2023, 10.66 MB
Tue 31 Jan 2023

Janina Nana Yaa phones up for a kōrero about their F.O.L.A. opening night show, NSA: LibationCatch it at Basement Theatre at 6:30pm on Tuesday, 14 February. Whakarongo mai nei! 

Stage Direction w/ Alice Canton & Sharvon Mortimer: December 6, 2022

Stage Direction w/ Alice Canton & Sharvon Mortimer: December 6, 2022 Stage Direction w/ Alice Canton & Sharvon Mortimer: December 6, 2022, 7.27 MB
Tue 6 Dec 2022

Today on Stage Direction, Alice is joined by dancer and creator Sharvon Mortimer to chat about Night and Mortar a series of short contemporary dance shows around the best bars of Tāmaki! And it's totally free so get amongst. Whakarongo mai nei! 

Stage Direction w/ Alice Canton & Brynley Stent: November 29, 2022

Stage Direction w/ Alice Canton & Brynley Stent: November 29, 2022 Stage Direction w/ Alice Canton & Brynley Stent: November 29, 2022, 23.68 MB
Tue 29 Nov 2022

Christmas comes but once a year, and so too does the Basement Theatre's Christmas Show! This year it's in the capable hands of Heartthrobs, along with their stellar rotating cast of 23 and celebrity guests! Stage Direction's own Alice along with Brynley Stent (two heartthrobs who we love dearly up at b) came in to chat with Zoë all about it. Whakarongo mai nei to hear all about this year's Christmas extravaganza, SLEIGH!, and get those bloody tix! 

Also! If you want to donate to the Basement's Artist Christmas bonus, you can do so here!

Stage Direction w/ Clementine Mills & Layla Pitt: November 22, 2022

Stage Direction w/ Clementine Mills & Layla Pitt: November 22, 2022 Stage Direction w/ Clementine Mills & Layla Pitt: November 22, 2022, 13.83 MB
Tue 22 Nov 2022

Clementine and Layla come into the bFM studio to have a kōrero about Snowflakea play by Mike Bartlett showing at the Pitt Street Theatre until 11 December! Whakarongo mai nei! 

Stage Direction w/ Jess Hong and Uhyoung Choi: November 15, 2022

Stage Direction w/ Jess Hong and Uhyoung Choi: November 15, 2022 Stage Direction w/ Jess Hong and Uhyoung Choi: November 15, 2022, 7.45 MB
Tue 15 Nov 2022

Two of the cast of Nahyeon Lee's playwriting debut The First Prime Time Asian Sitcom, Jess Hong and Uhyoung Choi, come into the studio for a kōrero all about it. Catch it in Q Loft until the 27th of November! Whakarongo mai nei! 

Stage Direction w/ Thomas Monckton: November 8, 2022

Stage Direction w/ Thomas Monckton: November 8, 2022 Stage Direction w/ Thomas Monckton: November 8, 2022, 13.95 MB
Tue 8 Nov 2022

Thomas Monckton comes into the studio to chat about the return of his circus, comedy, all-round-very-good show The Artist about the productivity in procrastination. It opens tonight, and at the end of its season Thom performs his newest show, The King of the TakingWhakarongo mai nei!