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There are no sets, costumes or props for The Court Theatre’s Fresh Ink series, which helps playwrights see what’s working on stage – and what’s not.
Author: 
Laura Tretheway
 Matthew Van Den Berg as Peter / Happy in Death of a Dream
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In his first full-length play, emerging playwright Richard De Luca explores why Arthur Miller’s ‘Death of a Salesman’ is still relevant so many years after it was written.
Author: 
Karyn Tattersfield
Aroha Mai
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On the eve of their first production, we talk to a new theatre company about challenging the audience, encouraging playfulness and putting mental health at the forefront.
Author: 
Ellen Falconer
Starving Artist Podcast
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Recommendations for your ears - podcasts about art and making money creatively.
Author: 
Chrissy Irvine
Angella Dravid
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How can art and comedy be served by our discomfort? We talked to Angella Dravid this week about getting comfortable with being uncomfortable.
Author: 
Karyn Tattersfield
Body Double Production - Photo by Tabitha Arthur
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Renee Liang reflects on some of the final offerings of the Auckland Arts Festival, along with the Festival’s future balancing delivery to audiences while nurturing the local arts ecosystem.
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Renee Liang
Julia Croft by Andi Crown
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A two-night fundraiser season for critical hit Power Ballad, described by one reviewer for The Edinburgh Guide as maybe ‘the second weirdest Fringe show I've ever seen.’
Author: 
Karyn Tattersfield
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Keith Aberdein, an NZBC reporter on the scene of the Waihine Disaster 50 years ago, reflects on he experience as NZ On Screen releases a commemorative collection.
Author: 
Karyn Tattersfield
Pacific Arts Summit. Image - Creative New Zealand
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The Big Idea’s Laura Toailoa scored an invitation to CNZ’s Pacific Arts Summit recently, and heard lots of discussion that will inform their Pacific Arts Strategy.
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Laura Toailoa
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The Draft Auckland Plan erases almost all references to arts, culture and creativity raising alarm bells for the sector, says Elise Sterback, General Manager The Basement Theatre.
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Elise Sterback