Not a lot of snow around, but it doesn't look as if it stopped fun from being had!! Lots more trips in the pipeline.
From the 19th to the 21st of March, the Massey University Theatre Society (MUTS) held performances of the two winning plays from last year's Bitsas competition. The ASA staff went along on opening night to check it out...
"Between the Cracks", written by Kate Davis, was a gritty tale about the friendship between a young Auckland sex-worker and a woman carrying out her community service. "Lines of Literature", written by Georgina Forrester, was a more introspective look at a book club where the women instead drink heavily and regret their own life choices, wishing they were the characters in the books.
Both plays were really well written and acted and it was obvious a lot of time was spent on sound/lighting/wardrobe too. The settings of the two plays were very different, but they worked well as a double-bill and actually shared a lot in terms of themes - regret, dreams, reality vs image etc
We would highly recommend attending future events organised by MUTS and you can read their report of the evening here.
This Wednesday the 26th is Clubs Day, and I am asking for volunteers to help man our stall between the hours of 10 am and 2 pm. Clubs Day is a very important day as it exposes new students to the club, and historically this has been our number one source of new members. Let me know if you can help out, even if you can only spare an hour or so - any help will be appreciated.
Regular Garden Fun Days will be resuming shortly, once we have all settled down with our new timetables.
Unrelated to clubs day, there is also an opportunity to earn some money for the Club, by manning a Zero Waste station at an event run by the Auckland Council : The Cape Town to Cairo Event in Browns Bay on the 8th of March. The volunteers will need to be available from 10am until 4pm. Each station we operate will earn the Club $100.
If you can help with Clubs Day or the Zero Waste Event, please reply to this email or my own [email protected].
On a final note, I am experimenting with a new newsletter/email client, so you may notice a new and changing format over the next few weeks.
Stephanie Campbell (MFA Acting/Directing, University of Arizona) is an international Mask Methods specialist. An actress, stage director and improvisational comedy artist, she is also a theater professor at Montana State University. She has researched uses and application of mask work worldwide and will offer a workshop introducing participants to the process of Character Creation.
The workshop is free to Massey Students and Staff.
Places are limited. Register your interest by emailing Dr. Rand Hazou - [email protected]
Wednesday 26th March 2014, 2 - 5pm in the Rec Centre Studio, Albany.