Hamlet and Women in Comedy (sorta) - Kerry Lane, director of Little Scorpion Theatre Company, and Anna and Amanda, assistant director and actors, told us about their rad new production of Hamlet, that starts next Wednesday at Iona Church in Port Chalmers. Then we talked with Georgie Sidier from PlaySpace Theatre Company in Christchurch. She's in town to give a workshop tonight (at University of Otago's computer Lab) for women who are interested in doing stand up comedy!
Oku Moana Exhibition - Today we spoke to Jesse-James Pickery, who is collaborating on an amazing and broad exhibition called Oku Moana, which is part of Puaka Matariki Festival and the New Zealand International Science Festival (NZISF) it starts Monday July 9th, at 10am and closes 6pm 13th Friday at the community art gallery 22 Princes Street.
Great stuff of the Art Variety - We talked to the amazing Hugo Grrl from the show 'Naked Girls Reading' who is bringing this show to Dunedin on Saturday June 30th at the Athenaeum Theater. We also had a chat to Anthonie Tonnon who is performing at the Dunedin Museum Observatory five times over three days during Science Week in Dunedin: Thursday, Friday and Saturday July 12-14th
The Bats at the Cook, and Beris's NYC experience - We talked with Paul Kean, of the Bats, who are coming to play this Saturday at the Cook, and also to Beris Forde, who went to New York City in March, to see and hear all the bands she could pack into one visit...
Kristy and I talked and played some music (as our first guest didn't show up), but then Jonathan Jones, an Australian Aboriginal artist who works with indigenous groups all over the world, and who's work is opening this Friday at the DPAG. He'll be giving a talk on Saturday at 11am as well...
Strangers at the DPAG, and Arcade Theatre's The First Time - The DPAG's current curatorial intern, James Hope, told us about the photography show he has up currently, "Strangers", and actors Kat and Sahara, and producer Clementine came in to tell us about Arcade Theatre's next show, "The First Time", which will go up this Wednesday, May 30th at the New Athenaeum Theatre in the Octagon.
New Zealand Music Month Art - Our guests were: Luke Easterbrook, Lynda Cullen and Jean Stewart. Luke has an interactive work currently installed at the DPAG in play space which asks people to draw on a giant cassette tape their responses to Dunedin music. Lynda told us what is coming up for the gallery's public programs for music month.Jean talked about her latest work documenting the last days of Auckland's King Arms tavern.
Bill Direen & Guests World War 1,2,3, The Hospital Pass, and the Michael Joseph Savage Mini Song Cycle: Three things that Bill Direen and Guests will perform at the New Athenaeum Theatre this Friday and Saturday nights at 8:30pm,
iD Fashion Week, and "2 Cups and a Jimmy's Pie Wrapper" - I spoke with Dr. Margo ("Don't Call Me Dr.") Barton about her role as the head honcho of iD Fashion Week, whose events are in full swing. Then, Jay Hutchinson came in to talk about his show on currently at the Blue Oyster Gallery. It's open for one more week!
The Freedom of the Migrant and Not Neutral, at the Dunedin Public Art Gallery - I spoke to artist Matthew Galloway about his show "The Freedom of the Migrant", and to Chris McBride and Philip Kelly about "Not Neutral", their archival selection of posters designed by the Wellington Media Collective between 1978 and 1998. Both shows are on now at Dunedin Public Art Gallery.
The 2018 Dunedin Fringe Festival - the first of many shows with that topic We talked to Annie Hayes, stand up comedian, talked about the show she's in at the Inch Bar: "ARS"... and to James Jackson, playwright and director of "Christian", and to Jenny Newstead, Will and Sarah from GASP Dabce Collective, about "Dance Revolution Dance"
The 2018 Dunedin Fringe Festival and Jeeves and Wooster - In Perfect Nonsense - Fortune Theatre / Hannah Smith - Publicist for Fringe festival - Jordon Dixon director of Fortune Theatres show opening Sat. 19th and Hannah Smith talking about Fringe Festival guide which is launched tonight.
Shenandoah Davis, from Seattle, is in the middle of a NZ tour, and will be at The Dog With Two Tails tomorrow night (Friday). She's classically-trained singer who plays the piano and writes beautifully quirky songs.
Simon Kingsley-Holmes is a comedian and Alex Wolken is a local jazz musician Composer, and they're making good things happen in Dunedin. They are friends from 15 years ago where they met at Logan Park. and are now flatmates.