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SGCNZ News

SGCNZ Wellington Region UOSWSF Results

Here are the results of the Wellington Regional Festival, held 14-16 April

SGCNZ UOSWSF Regional & National Festivals 2014

Here are the dates for 2014. These are current as of 4 April 2014. Please check regularly for updates as sometimes Regional Reps, times, dates or locations change.

SGCNZ National UOSWSF: Please note that because of earthquake proofing work being carried out at Wellington East Girls’ College, the SGCNZ National UOSWSF is being shared between close neighbours Wellington College and Wellington East Girls’ College. The performances on Saturday 31 May and Sunday 1 June, plus the feedback session on Monday 2 June will all be in the Wellington College Hall (just down the hill from Wellington East). Other activities, such as workshops, will be at Wellington East Girls’ College.

Calling Homeschoolers!

After years of expressions of interest, homeschool groups are invited to join SGCNZ’s Regional and National University of Otago Sheilah Winn Shakespeare Festivals and the allied arts competitions.

You are invited to appoint a contact person for your homeschool region to liaise with SGCNZ and to assist groups in your region to participate. Should you need more support or information you are also welcome to contact the Wellington Home Education Network (WHEN)’s new Shakespeare contacts:

  • Sarah Brooks: sarah.brooks@mac.com  (primary age groups)
  • Sharon Callaghan: sharon.callaghan.nz@gmail.com  (secondary age groups)

SGCNZ Emerging Theatre Practitioners Programme 2014

This programme is designed to provide professional development for post-tertiary young theatre practitioners, those who are beyond SGCNZ Festivals, NSSP and YSC, but not yet ‘mid-career’. It will comprise:

  • 2 month internship at Shakespeare’s Globe
  • Internship at Folger (Washington DC) with a visit to Blackfriars
  • Internship with An Eagle’s Nest Theatre, Australia

Contact Dawn Sanders (04) 384 1300 or 027 283 6016 or Action-Sanders@xtra.co.nz with ETPP in the subject line if you would like to know more about this incredible opportunity.

Congratulations to Chapmann Tripp Theatre Award winners

Once again, amongst the winners are many SGCNZ alumni. See the list here. Fabulous work everyone.

SGCNZ Young Shakespeare Company 2014

The 24 students have been selected to journey to the Globe in London in 2014. Here is the list.

SGCNZ National Shakespeare Schools Production

SGCNZ NSSP 2013 was a fabulous week and we hope you were able to see the excellent work done by the 48 students and their fabulous directors Stuart Devenie, Rachel Henry and Tim Spite.

Here is a review of the 2013 SGCNZ NSSP performance.

Congratulations to SGCNZ CEO Dawn Sanders

Dawn Sanders was honoured in the 2013 Queen’s Birthday Honours List. she is now an Officer of the New Zealand Order of Merit – ONZM. See the full list of recipients here.

SGCNZ Competitions

Congratulations to the winners of the SGCNZ competitions 2013! Download the list here.

SGCNZ National University of Otago Sheilah Winn Shakespeare Festival 2013

Congratulations to all the schools who took part. Download the list of award recipients here.