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Tuesday 01 September 2015


 Q&A with Aussie's King of Cabaret
Posted in: Performance  31st August 2015
Australia’s King of Cabaret Paul Capsis is winging his way to Auckland this week for two shows. He tells GayNZ.com about his shows, his music idols, and offers some advice for young gay performers.


 Legacy Project: Submissions open for year three
Posted in: Performance  26th August 2015
The creators of the successful Legacy Project are looking for a fresh bunch of voices for the third year of the theatre initiative, which brings lgbt New Zealand stories to the stage.


 Yana Alana’s queer, bare cabaret
Posted in: Performance  24th August 2015
Yana Alana, the alter-ego of Australian cabaret artist Sarah Ward, will perform at the Auckland International Cabaret Season next week. We find out more about the performer and her titillating show


 Bringing slasher to the stage
Posted in: Performance  16th August 2015
After his all-male Titus and time-jumped Earnest, gay Auckland director Benjamin Henson is taking his boundary-bashing work into the slasher genre with new show Not Psycho.


 Review: K Road Strip - A Place to Stand
Posted in: Performance  16th July 2015
"This is the power and the vulnerability of K Road Strip as a whole: It is an artistic expression of not just inclusion but also exclusion," writes Hannah Spyksma.


 Don't miss: K' Rd Strip's return season
Posted in: Performance  11th July 2015
Okareka Dance Company is taking its breath-taking K’ Rd Strip to Edinburgh, but first people in Auckland, Rotorua and Hamilton get a chance to see the hit show.


 Review: Club Paradiso
Posted in: Performance  8th June 2015
In ‘Club Paradiso’ Victor Rodger has turned a new page in the chronicle of theatre in Aotearoa New Zealand.


 Miss Capital Drag 2015: Mama DeZiyah
Posted in: Performance  7th June 2015
Mama DeZiyah is the winner of Wellington’s Miss Capital Drag 2015. She tells us how much it meant to her to have her supportive family in the crowd cheering her on – and shares a challenge.


 Review: Chekhov Gone Wilde
Posted in: Performance  26th May 2015
"Patrick Graham is a larger-than-life human being and his theatre productions follow suit. He has a big personality and his productions are colonised by characters of not dissimilar dimension."


 Patrick Graham's Chekhov Gone Wilde!
Posted in: Performance  20th May 2015
Patrick Graham is back with another theatre mash-up, this time mixing the work of Anton Chekhov and Oscar Wilde.


 Review: Eli Matthewson: Faith
Posted in: Performance  13th May 2015
Comedian Eli Matthewson connects and chats informally, occasionally declaims and frequently reflects - but from beginning to end he is irresistibly, homosexually, laugh-out-loud, funny.


 Review: The Girl and The Gay
Posted in: Performance  29th April 2015
The transition between the freewheeling invincibility of young adulthood and the looming implications of maturity is explored with wit and wisdom by gay playwright Sam Brooks.


 Review: DeAnne Smith’s Get Into It
Posted in: Performance  29th April 2015
Verdict: clever comedy meets punchy unpretentious hilarity in a show lesbians, and anyone with a funny bone, will love. Go see her, pack the house, so she comes back next year!


 Comedy Fest Teaser: Eli Matthewson
Posted in: Performance  27th April 2015
The "little gay rock-star of New Zealand comedy" Eli Matthewson is someone you want to check out at the NZ International Comedy Fest.


 DeAnne Smith wants you to Get Into It!
Posted in: Performance  24th April 2015
"It's a pretty gay show," visiting comedian DeAnne Smith says. “There’s jokes about my ex, there’s jokes about my new girlfriend ... There’s jokes about a failed one night stand."