Page2Stage 2014 – Workshops


pag2stage14 Printable Reality Artist Development Programme

pag2stage14 Printable Reality Artist Development Programme

As a part of Page2Stage Programme 2014 Printable Reality offers six extraordinary 2 hour workshops @ TAPAC. Workshops are free for P2S participants and open to general public. Workshops are suitable for people interested in writing, performance, poetry, theatre …

Sign up for all six workshops package and get invited to 4 additional workshops held by our mentors ! – student unwaged $90 (save $30 ), waged $120 (save $60 ).

Individual workshops – student, unwaged $20, waged $30.

book tickets on Eventfinder website or by emailing

The Art of...

Thursday 27 March 7-9pm: Michael Botur : ‘The Art of Performance Poetry’

How to memorise and articulate, how to perform your poetry loudly and proudly. Well known to the Auckland poetry performance scene – Michael is a poet, writer, performer and a journalist. Former MC at Poetry Live. His poetry and short fiction has been published widely and he has performed in stage shows produced by Printable Reality and The Literatti.

How to ...

Thursday 29 May 7-9pm: Dr Jack Ross, ‘How to Construct a Verse Drama

Jack works as a Senior Lecturer in Creative Writing at Massey University’s AucklandCampus. His publications include four full-length poetry collections, three novels, and three volumes of short fiction. He has also edited a number of books and literary magazines, including (with Jan Kemp) the trilogy of audio / text anthologies Classic, Contemporary and New NZ Poets in Performance.

Become ..

Thursday 5 Jun 7-9pm: Louise Pagonis : ‘Become Famous for Free

Participants will learn what kind of stories the media are looking for, how to approach journalists ,and how to find an angle that will mean the media may want more than one story from you -all without spending a cent. Louise is an experienced radio and TV broadcaster with her own communications company. She has a regular slot on Duncan Garners Drive show, she coaches business and organisations all over NZ on how to build their own profile in the media without using PR consultants, and she trains TV presenters in the art of on screen communication at the South Seas School of Film and TV.

Lessons ..

Thursday 31 July 7-9pm: Paolo Rotondo: ‘Lessons from a maker. How to make your personal work reach the audience.

When the writer is sure of their purpose (even if it is to explore) they can bewitch us with their words, when the performer has clear objectives they are able to be very powerful. Paolo will bring a few basic exercises that he learned as the International Fellow at Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre In London. He had recently completed his first feature film ‘Orphan & Kingdoms’. Also in 2014 his play Strange Resting Places has been chosen by Creative New Zealand to headline the New Zealand Showcase at the Edinburgh Theatre Festival.

Voice ...

Thursday 7 August 7-9pm: Sacsha Perfect, ‘VOICE AND PHYSICALITY

How to be more authentic and to use presence in your performance.The workshop will focus on voice and physicality. In particular, exploring extended vocal techniques; opening the voice and the body with physical, perceptual and somatic explorations; working with authenticity, presence and embodiment. Sascha is a Wellington based producer and performance artist. She recently returned from 10 years working in Ireland, Poland, Netherlands and Serbia. She has created several Dance Theatre productions and films (Chimera 2011-12, Babylon 2012, The Quantum Enigma 2010, Monitor 2008, Organ City 2007, Intimacy 2007, Reality Show 2005). She has performed at various theatres and festivals internationally.


Thursday 25 September 7-9pm: Penny Ashton – “Creating, producing and marketing contemporary independent stage performance, with a view to touring locally and internationally

Penny Ashton has performed over 500 solo shows and toured all over the world from Edinburgh to Adelaide to Edmonton to Singapore to Stewart Island. She has won numerous awards including Best Performance in a Comedy at the Auckland Fringe 2013 and best performance by an International Poet at the London Farrago Awards and been nominated for four Best NZ Female Comedienne nominations, three Adelaide Fringe People’s Choice nominations and Best Ricky Martin Rewrite at the Winnipeg Fringe 2007. Penny has represented New Zealand in Theatresports and Performance Poetry and has performed by invitation at The Glastonbury Festival. She has to eat and so has numerous fingers in numerous pies including poet, MC, comedienne, social commentator, TV presenter, Voice over artist, improviser, Wedding Celebrant and all around show-off. In her career Penny has created numerous solo shows and also group long form improv shows, which she produces, markets and tour manages herself.

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