HERE & NOW Festival

“…fresh, authentic, confronting and challenging”


If you are aged 18 -25 this is your opportunity to get involved and get on stage with Auckland Theatre Company. Work alongside professional artists to make exciting original work. We are looking for actors, singers, dancers, musicians & natural born show-offs.

Prefer being behind the scenes? We are also looking for keen motivated people to join our event and production team. No experience necessary

Here & Now Festival 21-24 April 2017

Boys | 21-24 April

Adapted from Greg McGee’s Foreskin’s Lament by Eleanor Bishop. Foreskin's Lament is our state of the nation play about masculinity. Using contemporary material ranging from the Chiefs ‘stripper scandal’ to Wellington College’s recent online incident, award-winning theatre-makers Eleanor Bishop and Julia Croft and a group of sixteen young people from Auckland take New Zealand's iconic locker room play and ask "what has changed since 1980?" Or more importantly, "what hasn't?"


Dance Like Everybody's Watching | 21-24 April

Devised by the cast. Celebrated devised theatre-maker Alice Canton leads a large cast in creating an intimate roving performance about the self (and the self-conscious) in the age where everybody’s watching.


Mouth:Tounge:Teeth | 22-23 April

by Niu Wave Collective. With a whisper and a whimsical backbeat, this is a spoken word show where the audience interaction helps to fuel the action. Circling the Pacific, poets talk about ancestral teeth and lost mother tongues, and when the past collides with the present they are in a dentist’s chair in suburban Auckland. This is life, love and living through the MOUTH, TONGUE, TEETH.