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AuthorAlison Embleton

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October 4, 2010

Early last week, I, Alison Embleton, met with Travis Graham and Jenny Eccles (both THEA 303 students) to discuss the show they and their classmates have been labouring over all trimester—The Master and Margarita directed by Megan Evans. They were both far more articulate than I, so I have taken everything they said and added […]

June 8, 2010

“Fuck off with your assonance and get some better words. “ The Intricate Art of Actually Caring is the kind of play high-school students New Zealand wide should be made to see- especially if they’re studying Baxter. I don’t mean this in the sense that only high school age students will enjoy it- just that […]

May 31, 2010

Last Friday I sat down with Rachelle Fons, Cherie Le Quesne and Josh McDonald to hear the juicy details of the combined THEA 301 and 324 production of Oscar Wilde’s Salome. I would like to note here that I stumbled into Studio 77’s green room suffering the effects of Wellington’s horizontal rain and gale-force winds—to […]

May 4, 2010

According to Chortle: The UK Comedy Guide, Jarlath Regan is the kind of comedian you want to take home to meet your mother, he’s that charming. Now I haven’t met your mother, but I’ve sure met mine (nearly every day for the first 18 years of my life) and if your mother is anything like […]

May 3, 2010

Two Day Play Competition “Best Script” winners Nic Gorman and Paul Glubb make no apologies for the lack of polish in their show The Glorious Sky Awesomes—in fact the jocular duo utilise every technical hiccup or costume malfunction to squeeze more laughs from the audience. And while the improvisation is for the most part organic, […]

April 2, 2010

Elimination Rounds: The Return of the Panda Suit. I loved Drowning Bird, Plummeting Fish in Fringe 2009, but left the first iteration of Animal Hour last year feeling apathetic. Too long, said my $13-poorer self, too much recurring material. The Voice of Reason (my more-forgiving theatre-stalking companion) talked me down from the edge: it was […]

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