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Stage Direction w/ Zoë Larsen Cumming: October 6, 2020

Stage Direction w/ Zoë Larsen Cumming: October 6, 2020 Stage Direction w/ Zoë Larsen Cumming: October 6, 2020, 8 MB
Tue 6 Oct 2020

As Auckland moves to Alert Level One, there's even more theatre for you to get involved in. Catch God Damn Fancy Man followed by Neon Bootleg at the Basement theatre, or, given 'tis the season to get political, check out Drag for Democracy.

Stage Direction w/ Zoë Larsen Cumming: September 29, 2020

Stage Direction w/ Zoë Larsen Cumming: September 29, 2020 Stage Direction w/ Zoë Larsen Cumming: September 29, 2020, 11.08 MB
Tue 29 Sep 2020

Zoë returns to the studio with some hot picks of live theatre to catch over the next few weeks. Check out FIAFIA at the Basement Theatre, Sunflowers at the Pumphouse Theatre, or YĀTRĀ by Prayas Theatre.

Stage Direction w/ Zoë Larsen Cumming: September 22, 2020

Stage Direction w/ Zoë Larsen Cumming: September 22, 2020 Stage Direction w/ Zoë Larsen Cumming: September 22, 2020, 9.83 MB
Tue 22 Sep 2020

This morning Zoë brings us an update on Auckland theatre live from a face-painting and balloon animal making workshop (very on-brand). Live shows are back at the Basement Theatre where you can see Bubbah - My Ode To South Auckland and Before Karma Gets Us; plus this is your last week to catch the online action at Kōanga Festival. Whakarongo mai nei! 

Stage Direction w/ Zoë Larsen Cumming: September 15, 2020

Stage Direction w/ Zoë Larsen Cumming: September 15, 2020 Stage Direction w/ Zoë Larsen Cumming: September 15, 2020, 11.38 MB
Tue 15 Sep 2020

Very excitingly, Zoë joins us with some live theatre that you can go and see. ATC's 48 Nights on Hope Street is on at the ASB Waterfront Theatre if you're keen to catch some theatre in the flesh. Otherwise, the Kōanga Festival continues, and a special digital screening of Pride and Prejudice: A Virtual Play.

Stage Direction w/ Zoë Larsen Cumming: September 8, 2020

Stage Direction w/ Zoë Larsen Cumming: September 8, 2020 Stage Direction w/ Zoë Larsen Cumming: September 8, 2020, 10.81 MB
Tue 8 Sep 2020

Zoë updates us on what's good in digital theatre this week. Firstly, you can catch Missing People on the Leeds Playhouse YouTube channel if you're interested in catching some big theatre, digitally of course. And there's plenty to catch on Te Pou's website as part of the Kōanga Festival, this week you can check out KūpapaRuck & Maul and Whytangi?? 

Stage Direction w/ Zoë Larsen Cumming: September 1, 2020

Stage Direction w/ Zoë Larsen Cumming: September 1, 2020 Stage Direction w/ Zoë Larsen Cumming: September 1, 2020, 14.89 MB
Tue 1 Sep 2020

This morning on Stage Direction Zoë takes us on another deep-dive into the online theatre world. This week talking about radio plays, digital festivals and more. Tune in to hear about Kōanga Festival from Te Pou Theatre and Double from Darkfield Radio.

Stage Direction w/ Zoë Larsen Cumming: August 25, 2020

Stage Direction w/ Zoë Larsen Cumming: August 25, 2020 Stage Direction w/ Zoë Larsen Cumming: August 25, 2020, 13.75 MB
Tue 25 Aug 2020

As we're still in Alert Level Three here in Tāmaki Makaurau, Zoë's got some picks for theatre you can catch online. Her picks for the week are Rapunzel at Bats, Ghost Light by the National Theatre of Scotland, and Good Dog by Arinzé Kene. 

Stage Direction w/ Zoë Larsen Cumming: August 18, 2020

Stage Direction w/ Zoë Larsen Cumming: August 18, 2020 Stage Direction w/ Zoë Larsen Cumming: August 18, 2020, 13.63 MB
Tue 18 Aug 2020

Zoë joins us via the internet to remind us of some wonderful virtual theatre we can enjoy while we stay home. Edinburgh Fringe Festival is going virtual, and Zoë's got the guide to watching through their website and ATC's production of The Master Builder is available to watch from the comfort of your couch. Plenty to enjoy.

Stage Direction w/ Zoë Larsen Cumming: August 11, 2020

Stage Direction w/ Zoë Larsen Cumming: August 11, 2020 Stage Direction w/ Zoë Larsen Cumming: August 11, 2020, 6.85 MB
Tue 11 Aug 2020

A very exciting morning for Zoë as the Basement theatre is reopening. This week she reckons you can get yourself along to all the shows in one night, head along to James Nokise's God Damn Fancy Man, followed by Bubbah's My Ode To South Auckland, Dear Ebony and of course, Snort.

Stage Direction w/ Zoë Larsen Cumming: August 4, 2020

Stage Direction w/ Zoë Larsen Cumming: August 4, 2020 Stage Direction w/ Zoë Larsen Cumming: August 4, 2020, 9.5 MB
Tue 4 Aug 2020

Zoë joins us on a Tuesday now, giving you plenty of time to work through your theatre schedule for the weekend. Featuring Le Freak Titans at G.A.Y Bar, the Skylight at The PumpHouse Theatre, Proudly Asian Theatre's Filipino Creatives series, and The Basement Theatre's Live Laugh Love series.