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Christian Penny resigns as director of NZ Drama School

Thursday, 8 November 2018, 1:51 pm | Toi Whakaari NZ Drama School

With sadness, the Board of Trustees of Toi Whakaari: New Zealand Drama School has accepted the resignation of Director Christian Penny. Penny took over the leadership of the school in 2011 after more than nine years as Head of Directing. Prior to that, ... More >>

New video from Kamandi is collaboration with Toi Whakaari

Monday, 26 March 2018, 2:03 pm | Toi Whakaari NZ Drama School

• The Burn Them Down video is the product of a collaboration between musician Kamandi, Toi Whakaari: NZ Drama School’s Design Department and Director Charley Draper (a graduate of Toi Design). More >>

Once on This Island is Toi Whakaari’s Term 4 Production

Wednesday, 4 October 2017, 2:35 pm | Toi Whakaari NZ Drama School

Toi Whakaari: NZ Drama School is thrilled to announce its major ensemble production of the year, the Tony Award-winning musical Once on This Island . Directed by senior tutor Jon Hunter, with music direction from Mark W. Dorrell, Once on This Island ... More >>

Black Confetti

Monday, 29 May 2017, 4:28 pm | Toi Whakaari NZ Drama School

Toi Whakaari are proud to announce their term 2 productions, Black Confetti and The Antigone Sound , featuring graduating third year actors collaborating with staff, students and graduates of the school. More >>

The Antigone Sound

Monday, 29 May 2017, 4:23 pm | Toi Whakaari NZ Drama School

Toi Whakaari are proud to announce their term 2 productions, The Antigone Sound and Black Confetti. The Antigone Sound features graduating third year actors collaborating with staff, former staff and graduates of the school. The creative and production ... More >>

Toi Whakaari welcomes 2017 Toi Film directors

Wednesday, 15 March 2017, 4:53 pm | Toi Whakaari NZ Drama School

Toi Whakaari: New Zealand Drama School are pleased to announce that this year’s Toi Films are to be helmed by three celebrated Kiwi directors: Florian Habicht, Jonathan King and Michelle Savill. More >>

A bed time poem for our time.

Monday, 10 October 2016, 4:24 pm | Toi Whakaari NZ Drama School

A devised comedy. A good night. A fable. A portent. A bed time poem for our time. More >>

Hotel Europa

Tuesday, 31 May 2016, 9:20 am | Toi Whakaari NZ Drama School

Award-winning theatre director Anna Marbrook spotlights the Syrian refugee crisis in a new theatrical production of Hotel Europa with students from Toi Whakaari: New Zealand Drama School. More >>

Dying For It

Tuesday, 31 May 2016, 9:18 am | Toi Whakaari NZ Drama School

World-renowned theatre director John Bolton comes to Wellington to direct a new show with students from Toi Whakaari: New Zealand Drama School, that uses clowning to underpin more serious themes of social injustice. Dying for It - An outrageous ... More >>

A contemporary take on Bertolt Brecht’s anti-war play

Thursday, 15 October 2015, 10:08 am | Toi Whakaari NZ Drama School

Meet the Mothers Courage – business people thriving off war, scavenging and selling goods to all the troops. Follow their journey across 23 years through Romania, Chechnya, Georgia, Iraq and Ukraine. More >>

Pains of Youth and Woyzeck double bill

Thursday, 28 May 2015, 12:34 pm | Toi Whakaari NZ Drama School

Two of the most groundbreaking plays from the German theatre scene are coming to Wellington. A startling script from writer Ferdinand Bruckner in 1929 titled Pains of Youth , and Woyzeck that was born in the hands of dramatist Georg Büchner in ... More >>

Artist in Residence programme welcomes

Tuesday, 3 February 2015, 12:29 pm | Toi Whakaari NZ Drama School

Toi Whakaari: New Zealand Drama School and the Goethe-Institut New Zealand, supported by the Wellington City Council, are excited to announce the participation of German director and educational theatre practitioner Uta Plate in the Goethe-Institut New ... More >>

Emma Ransley exhibiting at Critical Costume 2015

Tuesday, 3 February 2015, 12:26 pm | Toi Whakaari NZ Drama School

Critical Costume is a research project led by Dr. Rachel Hann and Sidsel Bech on the status of costume practices within contemporary art and performance. Building upon an emerging interest in the dramaturgical significance of costume within the ... More >>

INTO THE WOODS, experience it live before the movies

Thursday, 16 October 2014, 10:24 am | Toi Whakaari NZ Drama School

Before Into the Woods arrives as a Disney film you can experience it live in Newtown this month. The Stephen Sondheim musical, based on the book by James Lapine, is directed by Toi Whakaari alumnus Cameron Rhodes with musical direction by Mark Dorrell. More >>

Toi Whakaari 2014 season of Go Solo commences

Wednesday, 17 September 2014, 3:40 pm | Toi Whakaari NZ Drama School

Grab your chance to see the next generation of performers from Toi Whakaari: New Zealand Drama School in action as the fifteen final year Acting students strut their stuff. More >>

As You Like It

Thursday, 12 June 2014, 9:36 am | Toi Whakaari NZ Drama School

Shakespeare’s popular pastoral comedy is brought to life in the Basement Theatre of Te Whaea. More >>

Go Solo 2013: To the Outback, and beyond!

Tuesday, 24 September 2013, 5:05 pm | Toi Whakaari NZ Drama School

Where else can you be transported from a trip to the Outback into the industrial heart of Monochrome City, or jump from a family camping trip to a South Auckland Story? More >>

Earthquakes in London

Wednesday, 31 July 2013, 11:12 am | Toi Whakaari NZ Drama School

Disturbance, disconnection, fractured family relationships and an uncertain future. Mike Bartlett’s play jolts our reality and then challenges us to engage with it. More >>

A courtroom drama like no other

Monday, 15 October 2012, 6:59 pm | Toi Whakaari NZ Drama School

Between Heaven and Hell, the court in Hope, downtown Purgatory, has one of its most infamous defendants up on appeal, Judas Iscariot - the disciple who betrayed Jesus. With a cast of characters including saints, sinners, a high priest, a Roman governor, ... More >>

400 buttons, 900m of rope and Something to Say...

Tuesday, 31 July 2012, 12:36 pm | Toi Whakaari NZ Drama School

It sounds like the beginning of a dodgy joke: a South African Director walks into the New Zealand Drama School to direct an Australian play containing 400 buttons and nearly a kilometre of rope. More >>

 

 

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