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  • Meet the Makers: Belinda Landsberry

    Belinda Landsberry is a Sydney-based writer and illustrator whose picture book ANZAC Ted has just been re-released as a special 10th anniversary edition. With ANZAC Day just around the corner, I caught up with Belinda to ask a few questions about the book, her process for creating it and changes she's seen in the book world over the past 10 years.
  • Interview with Michael Hurst

    Arts Laureate Michael Hurst ONZM is one of New Zealand’s most celebrated and successful stage and screen actors. His extensive career spanning more than four decades includes No Holds Bard, An Iliad, Hamlet, Macbeth, Chicago, The Life of Galileo, and most recently ATC’s King Lear. He will soon grace the stage at Wellington's Circa Theatre, starring in The Golden Ass, a one-man show he has written with Fiona Samuel and directed with John Gibson.

    I caught up with Michael, mid-house move and deep in rehearsals, to find out what we can expect from the play, why he thinks a story written over 2,000 years ago is still relevant to audiences and how the heck he manages to juggle his multiple roles.
  • This Theatrical Life with Carrie Green

    Carrie Green is an award-winning actor, writer and director who has worked with likes of Auckland Theatre Company, Taki Rua, Tawata Productions and World of Wearable Arts. Carrie’s acting credits include Silo Theatre’s Mr Burns and Cellfish, Bless the Child, Public Service Announcements and TV's Under the Vines. She was awarded Actor of the Year in 2019 and Outstanding New Playwright in 2016 at the Wellington Theatre Awards.

    Carrie is the director of Two Guitars which is at Circa Theatre 23 March - 13 April. Two Guitars is a musical journey that follows the winners of a kaupapa Māori music competition who are about to play their showcase gig. But an hour before the show, tension and cultural aspirations come to a head, forcing them to decide whether they should go through with the show or not.

    Carrie took time out from her busy schedule to answer some questions about her theatrical life.