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Thursday, May 2, 2024

Retro-futurist Green Theatre: Trick of the Light’s “Suitcase Show” by David O'Donnell

A new show from Trick of the Light theatre company is always something special, and Suitcase Show—presented as part of this year’s New Zealand Fringe Festival—is no exception. The cor…

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Friday, April 19, 2024

“That Perfect Dark”: Samuel Beckett’s “Company” in Dunedin by David O'Donnell

The southern city of Ōtepoti/Dunedin has played an important role in the history of Samuel Beckett production in Aotearoa. In 1959, one of the earliest New Zealand productions of Waiting fo…

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Thursday, March 21, 2024

Re-imagining the City through Performance: “The Drifting Room”, Created and Performed by Stephen Bain by David O'Donnell

The Drifting Room, created and performed by Stephen Bain. The Performance Arcade 2024, Te-Whanganui-A-Tara Wellington waterfront, 22-25 February 2024. What if the theatre—that fixed archit…

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Monday, February 5, 2024

Theatre Against Ageism: “The Secret Lives of Extremely Old People” by Rachel McAlpine by David O'Donnell

In a year in which 77-year-old Dolly Parton recorded her first rock record, the octogenarian Rolling Stones released their first original album in years and 81-year old Harrison Ford starred…

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Tuesday, June 27, 2023

New Zealand’s Oldest University Theatre Programme Under Threat by David O'Donnell

Due to the current financial crisis in the tertiary education sector in Aotearoa/New Zealand, the university where I teach Theatre is proposing to cut 230 jobs. The cuts are far-reaching and…

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Thursday, May 13, 2021

“We Wish We’d Had This Show When We Were Kids”: Interview With “The Glitter Garden” Playwrights George Fowler and Lori Leigh by David O'Donnell

The Glitter Garden by George Fowler and Lori Leigh. Directed by Lori Leigh. Circa Theatre, Wellington, 30 September – 10 October 2020. Interview with playwrights George Fowler and Lori Lei…

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Thursday, May 6, 2021

New Zealand Covid Response Dramatized in Moving Verbatim Play: “Transmission” by Stuart McKenzie. by David O'Donnell

Transmission written by Stuart McKenzie. Directed by Miranda Harcourt and Stuart McKenzie. 20 April – 2 May 2021. BATS Theatre, Wellington In The Theatre and Its Double, Antonin Artaud wri…

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Thursday, February 25, 2021

Satiric re-staging of colonial battleground : “Company Kamupene” Written and performed by Jamie McCaskill. by David O'Donnell

Company Kamupene Written and performed by Jamie McCaskill. Presented by Tikapa Productions and The Māori Sidesteps Collective. Directed by Simon Ferry and Craig Geenty. BATS Theatre, Wellin…

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Friday, October 9, 2020

Dame Kate Harcourt And the Art of the Senior Actor by David O'Donnell

In June 2017 the eminent New Zealand actor Dame Kate Harcourt celebrated her 90th birthday at Circa Theatre in Wellington, where she was in rehearsals for a new play Destination Beehive. Two…

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Sunday, March 29, 2020

Flawless Live Stream of Award-winning New Zealand Solo Show Celebrates Transgender Tdentity by David O'Donnell

Princess Boy Wonder, performed by George Fowler (aka Hugo Grrrl), Directed by Lori Leigh, BATS Theatre online live stream event, 20 March 2020. In a sad and desperate week in which shows wer…

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Friday, January 3, 2020

Re-visiting Sartre with a Pacific twist: “Uma Lava” by Victor Rodger by David O'Donnell

Uma Lava by Victor Rodger, Circa Theatre, Wellington. 23 November – 7 December 2019. Directed by Vela Manusaute. Produced by F.C.C. Playwright Victor Rodger writes from a Polynesian persp…

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Friday, November 22, 2019

Together As One: New Zealand’s First Festival of Solo Performance by David O'Donnell

TAHI Fess’s: New Zealand Festival of Solo Performance, Artistic Director: Sally Richards. Produced by Sally Richards and Beth Taylor, BATS Theatre, Wellington, 20-24 August 2019 Actor Nic…

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