Page2Stage Artist Development Program 2014


 pag2stage14 Printable Reality Artist Development Programme

pag2stage14 Printable Reality Artist Development Programme

As Jess Bates the winner of “Page2Stage 2013” is packing bags to perform their work in UK, we are starting preparations for a bigger and better P2S 2014.

Printable Reality in association with Apples and Snakes, London presents: “Page2Stage 2014”- an exciting year-long artist development programme that will provide a platform to educate and encourage young writers/spoken word artists to write and perform a longer solo performance piece. Teaming-up young talented artists with experienced writers/performers as their mentors. Plus a series of fun spoken word events and workshops – culminating in one final showcase/prize-giving event, at the end of the series.
Mission To provide young writers/spoken word artist with mentorship, guidance, audience ( and prizes ) for developing new, and new-type of material. Inspiring them and giving them necessary tools to be able to create and present their own solo show and become more professional arts practitioners. Winner of the programme will be given opportunity to present their show at Auckland Fringe Festival 2015.

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Initiator and a Project Manager: Gus Simonovic.

Project Coordinator: Laura Giddey

Panel Members responsible for choosing the best candidates:

Siobhan Harvey – poet, creative writing tutor – Auckland;

Russell Thompson – poet, London Co-ordinator for Apples and Snakes, UK;

Anita Arlov – writer, poet, organiser of spoken word events – Auckland;

Maris O’Rourke, poet, winner of Matariki Poetry Competition 2013 – Auckland.

A full list of workshop and workshop leaders: here.

Mentors and Mentees

Page2Stage 2014 Mentors and Mentees have now been chosen.
Congratulations to : Raewyn Alexander and Hannah-Rose Owen-Wright; Natalie Hugill and Maria Yeonhee Ji; Christian Jensen and Kirsti Whalen and Rob Mokaraka and Ya-Wen Ho!


All workshops @ TAPAC, 7-9pm –  dates as follows. FOR MORE INFO and TICKETS please click here
Thursday 27 March

Thursday 29 May 2014

Thursday 5 Jun 2014

Thursday 31 Jul 2014

Thursday 7 Aug 2014

Thursday 25 Sep 2014

FOR MORE INFO ON WORKSHOPS please click here

Live Events

All live events @ TAPAC starting at 7:30pm. Koha entry. Open Mic, all welcome.
Saturday 26 Apr 2014

Saturday 28 Jun 2014

Saturday 30 Aug 2014

Saturday 18 Oct 2014

FINAL EVENT :Saturday 22 Nov 2014

Partners and Sponsors


It has been an exciting year and a magical final night for Page2Stage 2014

some photos can be seen here

The judges panel had a very hard job selecting the best performance and …

the winner is : Hannah Rose Owen-Wright, a multitalented Kiwi artist that will be visiting UK as a guest performer at Apple and Snakes events. Her travel generously is sponsored by NZ Society UK.

The whole crew of Page 2 Stage 2014 is preparing a special collaborative performance for the Auckland Fringe Festival 2015.

Dont miss the opportunity to see them!

The winning performance will be developed, produced and presented at Auckland Fringe Festival by Printable Reality.

All Mentees get a free yearly membership at NZ Poetry Society.

Mentees will be offered an opportunity to spend a week at the residential retreat at Kawaipurapura Retreat Centre to polish their writing, Mentors are invited/welcome to join them for a weekend/couple of days at the end of their week stay.


LIKE  and follow Page2Stage Facebook page.

Follow Page2Stage on Twitter.

Attend workshops – sign up on TAPAC website.

The winning performance will be developed, produced and presented at Auckland Fringe Festival by Printable Reality.

For more info about Page2Stage please contact Laura, our Project Coordinator.

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