HERE & NOW Festival

“…fresh, authentic, confronting and challenging”

HERE & NOW Young Writers Table

HERE & NOW 2018

Call for applications:

Auckland Theatre Company is looking for young theatre writers (18 – 30 years) to join the Here & Now Young Writers Table, a hothouse writing environment guided by experienced professionals and dramaturgs.

Develop you writing skills and understanding of writing for theatre through practical exercises and develop work for future HERE & NOW Festivals.

For information on criteria, dates and applications please read the full Application document.

Closing date: Monday 28 August 5pm

Contact: Nicole Arrow

09 309 0390 ext 274

Young Writers Table Application Information

Call for expressions of interest:

HERE & NOW is Auckland Theatre Company’s annual youth theatre festival, putting young people’s voices at the centre of the theatre-making process.

We are calling for project proposals from professional theatre practitioners with experience of making work alongside young people as creative collaborators.

Proposals can be concepts for devised work, or for a brand-new play, or a radical re-imagining of an existing play.

For information on criteria, dates and submissions please read the full Expressions of Interest document.

Closing date: Friday 8 September 5pm

Contact: Lynne Cardy

09 309 0390 ext 267

HERE & NOW 2018 Expressions of Interest Information

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.