Kashka Tunstall

Kashka Tunstall

Kashka Tunstall

Hey, I’m Kashka. I’m a poet-journalist-writer and I live in New Zealand’s best city, Hamilton.
I work in the mighty Waikato full-time as a journalist and I also happen to rep the label poet when occasion allows.
I’ve performed in two Readers and Writers Festival slams, won the inaugural Hamilton Poetry Slam and spot performed at a few different events.
I figured I was more than a little into poetry after a metaphor that I used (where I compared myself, and my patience in catching the perfect wave, to a scarecrow in a cornfield) got a pretty positive response in a year 3 writing competition. Pretty impressive right?
Since then, I’ve taken the whole thing a little more seriously. Spoken word poetry became a big part of my life about two years ago when I discovered poet Sarah Kay and a whole host of others such as Taylor Mali, Anis Mojgani and George Watsky.
My favourite spoken word piece is Suheir Hammad’s ‘First Writing Since’.
I also have a feverish passion for poets such as Robert Frost, John Keats, Allen Ginsberg, Hone Tuwhare, Maya Angelou, Langston Hughes, basically any poet who has ever said anything.

Juliet Shelley

Juliet Shelley

Juliet Shelley


Juliet Shelley is a freelance dancer, performer, teacher and choreographer. She studied dance at Trinity Laban, London & SNDO Holland. She relocated from Europe to New Zealand in 1994. She has taught and performed in the UK, Italy, USA, Australia and New Zealand. She is a certified teacher of the Alexander Technique (UK) and a certified teacher of Pilates Mat and Studio (Aus. & NZ). She currently lives and works in Wellington. She speaks three languages and has dual citizenship, Europe and NZ.
Choreography, Performance and Production Work 1986 – 2012
Between the Lines, Move Closer and Tuba Sea –SNDO, Amsterdam 1986 Instant Catastrophe – Dartington College of Arts and Pegasus Theatre, Oxford 1988 Platform Souls – London Chisenhale Dance Space 1989 Death of a Fairy – London, Amsterdam, Oxford 1990 Here She Comes – Movement Research, New York, USA 1997 Ready – Dancers Group, San Fransisco 1998
Action Fantasy – New Zealand School of Dance, Wellington 1998 Conundrum – Cecil Street Studios, Melbourne, Australia 1999 The Changing Room 2003 – Te Whaea Studio Theatre, Wellington Roll Baby Roll 2003 – Wellington, NZ Magpie Music Dance Company 2004 – TAPAC, Auckland Libella Fa 2004 – Bats Theatre, Wellington,
Glimpse 2005 – Bats Theatre, Wellington Sensomotion 2005 and 2006 – Webb Street, Wellington The Seeds of Love 2006 – Bats Theatre, Wellington The Dance Card – Dancehouse, Melbourne, Aus 2006 Sukinature 2007 – City Gallery, Wellington & TAPAC, Auckland, Tempo Dance Festival
In Living Memory 2008 – Bats Theatre, Wellington Dance Duet with Andrew Marcus 2008 – Waikato University Dance Department and Kenneth Myers Centre, Auckland University The Settlement 2008 – The Print Factory, Wellington Soul of the Beast 2011 – Thistle Hall, Wellington & The Body Festival, Christchurch
Soul of the Beast, Solo Variation 2011 – Teatro della Limonaia, Sesto Fiorentino, Italy Soul of the Beast, Solo Variation 2011 –Siobhan Davies Studios England, Soul of the Beast, Solo Variation 2012 Meow, Wellington Fringe Festival You, Me and Charley, 2012 Thistle Hall, Wellington Ultraviolentinfranek, 2012 Thistle Hall, Wellington PARTY, 2012 Thistle Hall, Wellington
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Jordin Lincoln

Jordin Lincoln

Jordin Lincoln

Jordin Lincoln is a passionate, aspiring actress, singer, songwriter, and model.
She moved to Auckland in February, 2011 to pursue her goals in the industry – predominately film.
Having performed on stage and in competitions from a very young age – including in school talent quests, Rotorua Has Talent 2010, many musical productions (including ‘Les Miserbles’, 2004, directed by Robert Young)
Jordin is perfectly at home on stage and in front of an audience.
Jordin has a Diploma in Performance from Trinity Guildhall, for which she received Distinction – 2010.
Jordin hopes that her future performances will help those in need, whether that be financial aid, education, entertainment, or simply giving them a spark of hope and putting a smile on their face.

John Irvine

John Irvine

John Irvine

John Irvine was born in Lower Hutt, New Zealand in 1940, but travelled widely in Australia and Papua New Guinea thereafter for 29 years.

John lives with his writer/poet wife in Colville on New Zealand’s picturesque Coromandel Peninsula and occasionally lets his dark side out to play with terrified local sheep.

His website can be seen at www.cooldragon.co.nz where you may find links to his various publications. His poetry has recently been published in “We Society” Poetry Anthology 2015.

 

Jo Blankenburg

Jo Blankenburg

Jo Blankenburg

Jo Blankenburg is a pianist, composer and music producer.
Apart from his own records he is best known for music scores for movies: “The Secret”, “Planet Earth, “The Wolfman”. He has produced music for “World of Wearable Art” – Wellington.
For recent projects visit Jo Blankenburg & Oil Spill
Website:Jo Blankenburg

Jim Carraher

Jim Carraher

Jim Carraher

Jim Carraher’s Irish heritage strongly influences the rhythms and natural flow of his strongly rhyming narrative verse.
He writes of his country of origin and his newer home with equal affection, and reads with humour and a strong brogue.
Guest at in VOICE and Music – 16 April 2011 at Pah Homestead

Jess Bates

Jess Bates

Jess Bates

Jess Holly Bates is a 27 year old talent who has been orbiting the Auckland/Wellington performance scene with intent over the last two years, well-qualified academically (BScMA) and a confident writer and performer, she has been writing poetry since age five.
Jess began sharing her work on the stage in 2011, when she joined the Rising Voices workshops, run by established spoken word poets Jai Macdonald and Grace Taylor.
The Rising Voices 2011 slam whet her appetite for spoken word, and she is resolved to use 2013 to develop both her performative and her written craft. As well as being an avid poet, Jess is a passionate dancer and choreographer, intuitive actress, flute teacher, hospitality-personality, and aerobics junkie!
In 2012 she featured as guest cast of “Shay” in TVNZ’s “Nothing Trivial,” and playing lead roles in Theatre of Love’s “Day After Night” and in Simon Clark’s “Spit for Tat” in Auckland’s Short and Sweet Festival. Her writing work is concerned with the tension between the body and the page, and problematising the form of spoken word in relation to Pakeha identity in New Zealand.

Jerry Beale

Jerry Beale

Jerry Beale

Jerry Beale grew up shuffling between parts of England and Northern Ireland.
He’s been a Royal Marine Commando, a farmer, a bodyguard, representative rugby player, international judo competitor, cage fighter and advertising agency creative director.
About the only thing that has stayed with him through all these experiences is the ability to capture moments, events and feelings in lyrical form.
He’s performed his poetry in the US, UK, Ireland and New Zealand, published a couple of anthologies, opened festivals and entertained in bars, cafes and workshops.
Now he calls New Zealand home, has 3 amazing children, one shaggy dog and a love of wild remote places.
Poem “Casuality” and “A man’s hands” published in Poems4Peace Anthology 2014.

Jeremy Roberts

Jeremy Roberts

Jeremy Roberts

Grey Lynn poet
A primary school teacher, and father to a teenage musician daughter.
Jeremy has been writing and making visual art for several “blurred eras” – mostly about the “torn & frayed” subject of humanity.
Writing and performing poetry is his main creative goal in life.
He is an MC at Poetry Live at The Thirsty Dog pub in the city, and reads at other locations around the city.
He has also read his work in Texas, USA.
He believes that language is the best medium to express whatever it is that lurks inside him and the world.
His work has been published in Side Stream, Live Lines IV, and will also be seen this year in Poetry NZ #44, Takahe Magazine, and the NZ Listener.

Jennifer Austin

jeniffer austin photoBorn and raised in the United States with 14 years of theatrical experience and 10 years of classical vocal training, I am a versatile actress and singer who is professional, friendly and driven.

Graduating from Nebraska Wesleyan University with a degree in Theatre, Communication and a music minor, I felt globally ready to start my career. Since graduating from University, I moved to Melbourne, Australia acting in numerous shows including Peter Pan at the Pollywoodside, An Everyday Affair, and Nauseas Reprieve that was featured at the Fringe Festival. Not only have I performed in the fringe festival but the International Comedy Festival in Melbourne.
Singing and performing is my passion but I also had the chance to teach at Westend performing arts school in Melbourne.
I taught private and group singing lessons along with musical theatre classes ranging from ages 4-40. Many of my students have competed in singing competitions and have been awarded or recognised for their talent.
After spending two years in Melbourne Australia, I relocated to Auckland New Zealand to further my career in the performing arts.
I actively seek auditions for TVC, Film, and Theatre. Along with performing in Auckland, I also teach private singing and theatre lessons.

James Crompton

James Crompton

James Crompton

James Crompton is an earlier host of Poetry Live and a regular poet there.
He has had several poems published in various journals such as “Tongue in Your Ear” and “Live Lines”.
His poetry crosses from the worldly to the otherworldly, with a lot of his poems drawing influence from his experience of staying 10 months in an ashram type setting in America training to teach a type of meditation called the Ishaya’s Ascension.
There is therefore regularly a contemplative or philosophical viewpoint expressed in much of his work, often with a slightly humorous bent.
He is releasing a selection of poems entitled “Autumn” in the second Tuesday in May at “Poetry Live”

Jahra ‘Rager’ Wasasala

Jahra 'Rager' Wasasala

Jahra ‘Rager’ Wasasala

Jahra ‘Rager’ Wasasala is a contemporary dancer, choreographer and spoken word artist.
She successfully completed her technical and choreographic training at Unitec in 2012 graduating with a Bachelor of Performing and Screen Arts, Majoring in Contemporary Dance.
During her three year training at Unitec, Jahra worked with and performed for innovative New Zealand choreographers, whilst choreographing/collaborating and performing in over eight contemporary dance works inside and outside of Unitec.
Outside of dance Jahra is a successful spoken word poet, continuously working with intertwining the medium with movement.
In 2012 she qualified and placed in various slam poetry competitions such as Poetry Idol and Going West, and represented Auckland at the National Poetry Slam held in Wellington.
She pours soul and spirit into her work, and performs and collaborates regularly with Auckland based live poetry group ‘DECOLONISE’.
Guest at Poetry at Yoga Festival.

Ila Selwyn

Ila Selwyn

Ila Selwyn

Ila Selwyn’s book of poetry, two sisters, was published in 2011. She had previously published two chapbooks and a number of handmade books.
Ila was an MC at Poetry Live, Auckland for four years. She had also been running a national poetry event at Lopdell House for two years and left Poetry Live to start up rhythm & verse on the top floor in 2009. This event, with equal parts of poetry and music, is in its fourth successful year and has recently moved to the top floor of Black Salt in New Lynn while Lopdell House is being renovated.
She wrote her great NZ novel in 20 words as a poem. squeezed between siblings / two children / one of each / three marriages / five countries / six different names / changed twice / by deed poll
Her poem a rope for my third man is performed in Aoteraoa Found In Translation, and published together with Ila Selwyn in New Dialogues and New Beginnings.

Igor Cubrilovic

Igor Cubrilovic

Igor Cubrilovic

Igor Cubrilovic is a composer, producer, and a guitarist.
Glacier Series is set of compositions which were composed over last 3 years, since he relocated from New York City to Geneva, Switzerland.
Igor was a member of Jonathan Kane’s February and produced both the luminous first and long awaited second albums.
He was a lead guitarist in Rhys Chatham Guitar Army, and is now active in the European Improv scene with Duet/Duel Series, and composes for film and modern dance.
He studied architecture in Belgrade, sound technology in Stockholm, sound installation in London, and is now pursuing his interest in psycho-acoustics and traditional music of the Balkans. He does not like to record his work.
Igor composed and performed music for the first ever Printable Reality show “Pagan Chew” in Greeley Square Gallery, New York, US in August 2002.
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Ian Wedde

Ian Wedde

Ian Wedde

For more than 40 years novelist, essayist and curator Ian Wedde has also been one of New Zealand’s foremost poets.
He has published 14 collections and is a multiple award winner.
Guest at in VOICE and Music – AUP special event on 7th May 2011 at Pah Homestead

Iain Sharp

Iain Sharp

Iain Sharp

Iain Sharp is a prolific and highly-entertaining columnist, reviewer and critic and practiced performer of his poetry.
Sharp is well-known for his humour and good-natured satire of the high serious of his own literary heritage, and many of his poems draw on the lyric tradition.
He has published several volumes of poetry and non-fiction, including Real Gold: treasures of Auckland City Libraries (where he is a specialist librarian).
Guest at in VOICE and Music – 16 April 2011 at Pah Homestead

Huia Hamon

Huia Hamon

Huia Hamon

Huia is an ambient world music artist with her music being described as ‘urban gypsy folk music’. Her bilingual Maori music is filled with layers of electric resonance, organic bare-foot percussion, moonlit bonfire nights, dark rain, and a touch of folky goodness.
For the Soul Centre performance she will be performing some bilingual original songs, simply with guitar and voice.
From performing an intimate candle-lit solo gig or on stage jamming with the ‘soul brother’ band, Huia has an easy gentle sound reminiscent to Sade, Erykah Badu and 70’s retro vibes of Pink Floyd, Bread and Phoebe Snow.
www.huiahamon.com ; www.soundcloud.com/huia; www.facebook.com/huianz; iTunes artist id – huia (to search for songs)

Hala Nasr

Hala Nasr

Hala Nasr

Hala Nasr is a performance poet from Auckland.
Participant at Rising Voices program and a finalist of Auckland University Poetry Slam 2012.
Hala is a part of Decolonise crew, a four-piece spoken word collective, made up of Hala, Logan aka Non-Anomalous, Jahra and Vincent aka Queen.
DECOLONISE is about reclaiming consciousness into the conscience of Auckland.
In the West, consent is the most dominant form of control.
We consent by actively not being active; we participate in our own slavery.
The intersection of art and politics is the space that allows for a complete reclamation of human agency because the body, through performance poetry, is a source of political activity.

gus Simonovic

gus Simonovic

gus Simonovic

Gus has been performing his poetry around the world.
Organising events, producing shows and tirelessly promoting poetry.
Apart from his own poetry collection, his poetry has been published in a few magazines and anthologies.He is a Poetry Slam winner.
With a vision to bring poetry to the widest possible audiences, Gus initiated the “Printable Reality” concept.
Based on collaboration with other spoken word artists, musicians, dancers, actors and visual artists,with a motto : “Experience Poetry Differently”.
Printable Reality initiated forming of the Actors Ensemble, exciting new concept dedicated to producing and performing Live Literature/Poetic Theatre shows.
Gus has been chosen by the Auckland Regional Arts Trust for the ART Venture 2010 program.
His poem Equatorhas been performed in Aotearoa – Found in Translation and published in New Dialogues and New Beginnings – Poetry Anthology 2013
Website: gus Simonovic

Grae Burton

Grae Burton

Grae Burton

Over the last 18 years Grae Burton has developed an extensive successful career as a multifaceted theatre and film artist.
His previous work includes such production seasons as Summer Shakespeare Nelson (Producer and Artistic Director/Designer) and Director/Designer for Copacabana, Grease, Seussical The Musical, Charlotte’s Web, Joyful and Triumphiant, Blowing It, C’mon Black, Dog, Romeo and Juliet, Much Ado About Nothing, many tours of outdoor summer family theatre and a national tour of Homer’s Odyssey.
Between 2006 – 2009 he was Producer and Artistic Director of Nelson’s Independent Theatre and Arts Centre, a 160 seat box theatre and cinema, which he designed, built and managed and The Indie Theatre Company producing over 40 seasons of theatre.
This year he produced KICK ASS PLAYS and co-produced the feature film TALK for Auckland Fringe, while continuing to perform seasons of his solo show COFFEE WITH EELCO.

Gill Ward

Gill Ward

Gill Ward

Gill Ward lives on the Kapiti Coast.
Her poetry, scripts, short stories and reviews have appeared in anthologies, magazines, literary publications and on National Radio.
Now retired from teaching, Gill writes an online poetry column for the Kapiti Independent News and leads a U3A course on contemporary New Zealand Poetry.
For seven years she has organised the Kapiti poetry café monthly event ‘Poets to the People.’
Her collection Poetic explanations (Kupu Press) was published in 2011.
She was the winner in New Dialogues and New Beginnings competition with her poem: That Night was published together with :Perchance and Weather in New Dialogues and New Beginnings – Poetry Anthology 2013. Her poetry has also been published in “We Society” Poetry Anthology 2015.

 

Gerry Rooderkerk

Gerry Rooderkerk

Gerry Rooderkerk

Gerry-Rooderkerk’s versatility has seen her perform in many different line-ups & situations in her 15 years in Auckland; from covers stalwarts ‘The Scanners’, ‘Early Warning’ and ‘Kick’, she also formed ‘Star Cross’d’, an acoustic duo that still gigs regularly 10 years on, her own reggae outfit ‘The Copicats’ and her own originals project, ‘Peepshow’.

Free Day

Free Day

Free Day

The 2 creative geniuses behind the band will please your senses with an acoustic offering of their hypnotic music.
In a time of global uncertainty, Free Day ’s music offers a healing balm to soothe a troubled world.
By a twist of destiny lead singer/composer, Glen Donaghy, and his wife Alex were wounded with identical scars on their hands before they even met.
In September 2009, FreeDay signed up with M4U Records, a small indie label that blends strong business sense with a passion for helping artists succeed in music.
Glen says it’s difficult to describe FreeDay’s music. They appreciate any talented artist but they’re influenced by musicians such Cyndi Lauper, Prince, Crowded House, Muse, Live and Natasha Bedingfield.
Glen’s husky vocals exude a theatrical quality that moves from dreamlike pathos one minute to driving emotion the next.
Team that with his deft song writing and you have an album of unexpected but satisfying twists and turns.
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Flora Sekanova

Flora Sekanova

Flora Sekanova

Contemporary jewelery extraordinaire.
Born in 1976 in Slovakia, lives in Auckland NZ.
“Through making I experience my world and I fill my life with joy, frustration, adventure, love, practicality, creativity, passion, patience, fulfillment, change and most of all I feel at one with the living process.”
Awards 2010 Selected for TALENTE – Munich, Germany 2010 Selected for “BEST IN SHOW 2011”- Objectspace 2010 Accepted into ‘Jewellery Boot camp’ program 2011 2010 Certificate of Excellence – Jewellery Manufacturers Federation of NZ (Inc) 2010 Winner of Supreme Art Awards of Rodney District Council 2010 Jewellery Showcase Finalist in Contemporary section 2010, 2009, 2008 Best Student – Hungry Creek Art & Craft School
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Emit Snake-Beings

Emit Snake-Beings

Emit Snake-Beings

After traveling widely in Europe, Mexico, and Egypt intermedia artist Emit Snake-Beings arrived in Auckland on January 1, 1999.
After a brief spell of success producing and exhibiting his enigmatic coin operated electrical shrines, as featured on ‘Nightline” TV, Emit relocated to the hermetic environs of Hamilton, concentrating his energies on making experimental film, obscure street theatre and the Kaosphere Orchestra.
Since 2006 Snakebeings has organized the annual Hamilton Underground Film Festival, producing and screening a series of compilation DVDs of little known local and international experimental works.
A prolific producer of audio, filmic and installation art Snakebeings also appears in the films of Michelle Saville and Carlos Pla: ELAINE RIDES AGAIN (2010, 16mm), MARTIN AND SNAKES GO TO THE ZOO (2006) and MONK (c2008).
His own films include PYLON PIRATES (2005), THE REMOTE VIEWERS (2005), THE DEATH OF AN ORCHESTRA (2006), ALCHEMICAL PILGRIMAGE (c2008) all of which display a strong fascination with the relationship between technology and the occult.
Some of these earliest themes are featured in the super 8mm film THE SHRINE (1993) which documents the creation, worship and destruction of three techno-magico-religious installations in Spain and Holland.
His current work in progress, PETROLEUM RELICS, is set in the near future where oil products such as plastic and celluloid have attained fetishist significance.
Snakebeings film and audio work can be accessed at www.circuit47.com or www.snakebeings.co.nz

Dubtext

lowrence and robert dubtext

lowrence and robert dubtext


No computers, no sequencers, no safety net… We believe there is still a place for live performance in electronic
music.

Live improvisation means Dubtext don’t play “songs” in the conventional sense of repeatable compositions. We coaxe musical
sounds from a variety of small synths and effects.

Every performance is unique and can move from ambient dub to psychedelic techno.

Dubtext is Lawrence Brock and Robert Popovic and we’ve been playing together for three years.

Website dubtext.co.nz

Donna Dean

Donna Dean

Donna Dean

Donna is an award winning songwriter who’s songs are being hand picked as title tracks for albums reaping Grammy nominations.
She’s had her material translated to French and was a special guest of hit songwriter Don Mclean on tour in New Zealand in February 2011.
Donna has worked alongside an impressive list of America’s song writing legends including Don Mclean, Jimmy Webb, Dan Penn, Spooner Oldham, Russell Smith & The Amazing Rhythm Aces, Willie Nelson and other high profile American artists such as Blues man Eric Bibb and Austin, Texas singer-songwriters Catie Curtis, Eric Taylor and Terry Allen.
Donna shared a London gig and her guitar with L.A based songwriter Ben Vaughn (Composer, Producer, Recording artist of That 70s Show, Ween, Third Rock From the Sun, Alex Chilton and Swingers) who took a liking to her Gibson J100.
She recorded her award winning album ‘Money’ in Nashville with country rock band The Amazing Rhythm Aces with production help from Grammy Award winning songwriter and ‘Aces’ front man Russell Smith.
Although her fan base is Germany where she’s been touring for over a decade, Donna’s fifth album ‘What Am I Gonna Do?, is currently creating a stir with new fans in America.
The album received an amazing review from Americana-Roots Music authority ‘No Depression’.
Vocal comparisons are being made between Donna and Annie Lennox and Mary Chapin Carpenter. It seems the credit she deserves is finally being realised with industry people saying she’s up there with the great female singer-songwriters of the world.
Website Donna Dean Music

David Hoyne

David Hoyne

David Hoyne

I love poetry, allowing myself time to write is like running through life on a different type of fuel, high-octane maybe?
It gives me a connectedness, a sense of being in a world rich with meaningfulness.
Took part at the Multicultural Expo 2013 performance.

Daniel Pujol

Daniel Pujol

Daniel Pujol

Daniel has now been acting for 20 years, (THAT long already?) in all areas – along with radio, modeling, voice work, presenting, photography, d.j., etc.
Some of his more unusual roles have included a live art installation, a cross-dressing taxi driver… and even a ’19 year old Maori criminal’, (that was really pushing it!).
Being a poetic soul, he is excited to be part of our collective.
While being half French/half Kiwi, (a ‘Friwi’ !) but raised in N.Z.; he can well relate to our inaugural show’s theme.
Training includes: Raymond Hawthorne, Miranda Harcourt, Studio 111, Presenters Platform with Paulus Romijn, Cameron Rhodes and Maura Fay & Associates.

Craig Neilson

Craig Neilson

Craig Neilson

There are so many things that Craig Neilson has not done yet.
Craig Neilson has never taken an infra-red photograph.
Craig Neilson has never had a cup of coffee.
But Craig Neilson has performed as a pianist and dancer at the same time, built a space-ship simulator, lit a bicycle fashion show, faked a wedding, made a photo-graphic novel, an election simulator and a treasure-hunt for grownups (among other things).
Word on the street is that Craig is exuberantly optimistic.
Available as an “all-purpose creative” with a love for (and ability to pull off) almost everything, he is currently studying for a master’s degree in creative writing, freelancing his skills and can be found on dancefloors or at craigneilson.com

Christian Jensen

Christian Jensen

Christian Jensen

Christian was creative director of The Literatti.
He was asked to join the group after he took the Kerouac Effect poetry slam by storm in 2008.
He had his debut with the group as part of Word of Mouth at TAPAC later that year and has been creating mad genius with us ever since.
Christian is one of the power-houses behind the highly successful Metonymy Project, a collaborative project that sends a poet and a visual artist on a 6-week blind date, culminating in an exhibition.
He is one the co-ordinators of Poetry Live and directed the Global Eyes/Feet/Voice project.
His work has been published in such places as Snorkel, The Hay(na)ku Anthology, Otoliths and the De-Formed Paper.
His book, Zin Uru (soapbox press) was released in 2008.
Website

Chris Kirk

Chris Kirk

Chris Kirk

Chris Kirk is a performance artist who doesn’t always know when the performance is going to begin or where the line is drawn between “performance” and “being myself”.
He has performed around fires and on stages and currently accepts all invitations.
His performance experience includes poetry, theatre, musical theatre, Shakespeare, improvisation, short film, song, dance and Mud Tribe (as pictured).
He has a Bachelor of Performing and Screen Arts.
He has been living without money for four months, eating out of dumpsters, hitchhiking and sleeping in caves or on the beach, and is now attempting to infiltrate television performance to facilitate further air travel.
He writes regular stories, essays and prose poems for his website, www.personaproductions.com, and likes it when people leave comments.
He is a filmmaker and was nominated for a Media Peace award in 2005.
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Chloe McLeod

Chloe McLeod

Chloe McLeod

My name is Chloe Mcleod, a year 11 attending Avondale College who had fallen in love with writing before I could even write.
I discovered poetry after I learnt that my passion for performing could mix with my one for writing to produce spoken-word poetry.
This is the first poem I have written (and completed!) so watch this space, I hope you’ll be hearing more from me in the future.
This poem titled “Skins” came from my desire for new beginnings, which due to my age I can only explore though poetry.
Her poem Skins is published in New Dialogues and New Beginnings- Poetry Anthology 2013

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CHICA LICORICA

CHICA LICORICA

CHICA LICORICA

Take a bite of LICORICA’S colorful assortment of world beats. Licorica specialises in Tropical Bass genres. Introducing the taste buds to the unique flavour of Latin America and beyond, Licorica mixes fresh fusion Cumbia and Reggaeton beats from Argentina and Colombia building up to stonking Brazilian Baile Funk, African Kuduro, Gypsy Balkan and Electro Swing. The vibe is deliciously alive, contagious and picante – musica con sabor!
The taste for that sabor is spreading quick, from producing collaborative events with various DJ’s, VJ’s, dancers and fire performers to playing festivals like Sundaise, Prana and VJ’ing for the Nomad. ~ Licorica consistently cooks up an exotic feet stomping, booty shakin’ stew that is sure to satisfy.
Soundcloud/licorica

Carolina Moon

Carolina Moon

Carolina Moon

Carolina Moon is a vocalist and improviser across the genres of medieval and traditional world music, jazz, and free voice work.
Her recently released CD Mother Tongue (Ode 2011) resonates from a distant past through a collection of medieval Sephardic melodies (Judeo/Spanish) traditionally passed from mother to daughter.
More at moonmusik

Callum Stembridge

Callum Stembridge

Callum Stembridge


“The prince of darkness is a Gentleman.” – Willie Shakespeare
Trouper, Raconteur, Impresario, Chancer, Murder Ballad Lover – Callum Gentleman tells stories. Stories about good people doing bad things, & bad people who try to be good (they often fail). Fallen Angels staring to heaven, contrite demons yearning for redemption, down & out junkies scrounging for a dollar, the devil gets it on with the wrong hooker with a heart of gold. From the child’s whisper to the drunk man’s roar, Callum’s got a voice for them all. The stories sometimes come out as songs, sometimes poems, sometimes campfire yarns, other nights barroom banter. But however they chose to be told, there is often a twist in the tales.
See him performing at POP-UP POETS event

Caitlin Smith

Caitlin Smith

Caitlin Smith

“You Have Reached Your Destination”
Behind the scenes and certainly under the radar, with next to no celebrity, publicity or posturing, Caitlin Smith has tirelessly and wholeheartedly devoted herself to musicin Aotearoa.
She describes her role as being ‘the underwire in NZ’s musical bra’, and being ‘a midwife’ to great songs and great voices.
Coaching our top vocalists – from Anika Moa to Tourettes, Smith also regularly performs to loyal fans and Festival audiences, writes the column ‘Finding your own voice’ for New Zealand Musician magazine and fosters a community of songwriters through her coaching, spellbinding live performances, student nights, guest appearances and collaborations (Concord Dawn, Sola Rosa, Andrew Fagan, Lorina Harding).

Brad McCormick

Brad McCormick

Brad McCormick

Brad McCormick made his performance poetry debut at ‘Poetry Idol’ in 2009 where he had a solid top 4 finish.
What followed was two years overseas where he didn’t write a single thing. But the ‘2011 Going West Poetry Slam’ made him break his writing drought and despite forgetting a huge chunk of one of his pieces at the heats (and even telling the audience this fact while on-stage), he made it into the final and won.
He lives in Kingsland with Nancy, his lovely girlfriend/muse/poetry-guinea-pig.

Bluebird Avenue

Bluebird Avenue

Bluebird Avenue

Formed in May 2011 (as weekly musical escapism to ease the monotony of the working week) acoustic guitar trio Bluebird Avenue features guitarists Danny Crocome, Brendan O’Shea & Sam Ogilvie.
Having gathered cobwebs and dust for a few years, Danny’s songwriting machine started ticking over again in late 2010 and has since gathered momentum – the songs you’ll hear at this evening’s performance are a result of this.
The group have been playing venues around Auckland since June, and are working towards recording an album in the near future.

Bill Sutton

Bill Sutton

Bill Sutton

Bill Sutton lives in Napier and has been a DSIR scientist, Labour MP, regional councillor and senior policy analyst.
His poems have been published in Takahe, Poetry New Zealand, and Broadsheet.
He joined a Printable Reality’s line-up of poetry performers at Kawai Purapura Yoga Festival in March 2013.

Ben Brown

Ben Brown

Ben Brown

Ben Brown (Ng’ti P’oa, Ng’ti M’huta) displays a marked propensity toward performance poetry, probably as the result of an overt desire to appreciate the sound of his own voice in the hope that others may share his apparent enthusiasm for it.
His poetry has been published in various anthologies and Radio New Zealand and The Radio Network have recorded him.
His work has also appeared on posters plastered from here to Baltimore. Ben lives in Lyttelton, Banks Peninsula.
Don’t miss the chance to hear exceptional performance poet Ben Brown. Ben will be in Auckland for the next two months as the 2011 Michael King-Creative New Zealand Maori Writer in Residence.
Ben Brown is a children’s author, poet, short story/non-fiction/script/freelance writer, though he has never quite been able to work out what the various distinctions are, so he refers to himself primarily as a writer, yet he does display an occasional propensity toward performance poetry probably as a result of an overt desire to appreciate the sound of his own voice in the hope that others may share his apparent enthusiasm for it.
In 2006 he was joint winner in the New Zealand Post Children’s Book Awards for Best Picture Book.
Read more @ Book Council NZ

Becky Woodall

Becky Woodall

Becky Woodall

Becky Woodall is an aspiring novelist and a proudly published poet.
She placed second equal in the 2010 Going West Poetry Slam and her work is included in the 2010 New Zealand Poetry Society anthology across the fingerboards and in the NZPC project All Together Now:
A Digital Bridge for Auckland and Sydney.
More recently her work has featured on Phantom Billstickers poetry blog.

B. Griffen and D. Khan

B. Griffen and D. Khan

B. Griffen and D. Khan

Singer-songwriter Bernie Griffen (of The Grifters, host of bFM’s Border Radio) and outstanding fiddle player and multi-instrumentalist Dave Khan (The Grifters, The Broadsides) play their own brand of swampy country-blues.

AUT Dance Company

AUT Dance Company

AUT Dance Company

The AUT Dance Company is one of a kind in NZ tertiary dance.It encourages choreographic research with and for the community, and it provides an opportunity for current and returning students to collaborate in a meaningful creative process.
AUT Company dancers in Printable Reality and The Literatti Show “Why Don’t We …?” include: Jane Carter, Natalie Dowd, Heather Maday, Sean Papuni & Yulia Yanevich. Other members that worked with PR : Xinia Alderson and Tony Allen.

Anne Kennedy

Anne Kennedy

Anne Kennedy

Anne Kennedy has published five books of fiction and poetry, and is a New Zealand Montana Award winner.
She is currently on leave from the University of Hawai`i in Honolulu, where she teaches fiction and screenwriting.
Guest at in VOICE and Music – AUP special event on 7th May 2011 at Pah Homestead

Anne French

Anne French

Anne French

Anne French is a poet, critic and editor.
She has published six collections of poetry, the first of which won a New Zealand Book Award.
Her work has been described as “candid, sophisticated, literate, and sharp”.
Guest at In VOICE and Music – AUP special event on 7th May 2011 at Pah Homestead

Angie Richardson

Angie Richardson

Angie Richardson

Angie Richardson’s life has generally been one big drama so she enjoys the opportunity to escape by ‘playing’ in the performance space.
She loves the spontaneity and freedom of improvisation and works at the challenge of being fully resent and authentic in the moment.
Angie likes to combine quirky abstract movements and phrases. On a good day she can spin a humorous yarn.
Performing with The White Wall at Going West Story Fest 2011

Angela King

Angela King

Angela King

“I’ve been writing poetry since I was 14, but only performing it in the last couple of years. I am working on a series of poems started in the Master of Creative Writing I completed in 2012, that focus on the lives of men and women, families and individuals, in different places and times.
I live in a beautiful residential village in Albany, surrounded by people who are exploring different ways to live in this crazy world of ours. I’ve been a receptionist, a library assistant, a waitress, and a bum, all in the pursuit of perfection.
To me poetry is a way of using words to express the wordless experience we all share in life. I want to make something, and perform it, in a way that touches that silence in people.”

Amanda Burgess

Amanda Burgess

Amanda Burgess

Amanda Burges’s passion for performance began at an early age.
She has danced,mimed and generally acted up all over the planet. Her enthusiasm for all aspects of art -performances has led her to experiments in a diverse range of fields.
Her style combines abstract movement with clown and character and story telling.
Amanda has an inquiring mind a strong sense of aesthetic and intuitive nature. She likes to play with form and style combining objects,materials,timing and spatial proximity to great effect.
Her ability to create dialogue between art forms is an enriching process. One of her great strengths is combining and working with non- sense and the profound to great effect. Her journey leads to a deeper understanding of performance the opening of infinite possibilities and exciting pathways to discovery.
Performing with The White Wall

Alexandra Fraser

Alexandra Fraser

Alexandra Fraser

Alexandra Fraser used to be a science teacher, now she answers the phone in a doctors office, spends too much time on Facebook and when it rains she writes poetry.
She has published in Landfall, Takahe, Poetry NZ and in the anthologies Our Own Kind and Just Another Fantastic Anthology, Auckland in Poetry and Moments in the Whirlwind.
Guest poet at numerous poetry events.