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Seamus Casey Memorial Scholarship winners - Dario Kuschke and Joseph Noster
Photo by Darryl Low

Theatre = Next Project, and the next, and the next

Darryl Low —

The end of Term 4 is always marked by a Hagley Theatre Company Scene+ and 2018 was no exception. This unique season proved popular (again) and was a great way to celebrate our year together.

Auditions were on the cards for many of our students and we did exceptionally well. 12 students collectively hauled a total of 17 offers in acting, stage management and musical theatre – now THAT is a success story! It completely depleted our stock for a second year intake but hey, we are still smiling.

We were very proud to award Joseph Noster and Dario Kuschke joint winners of the Seamus Casey Memorial Scholarship. Both are off to professional studies with UNITEC in 2019 (Management and Acting respectively) and we will keep you updated on their journeys.

2019 has only just begun but our second year students have already been performing! Our annual Theatre in Education (TIE) Tour Little Red Riding Wolf has been a hit with primary schools across Christchurch and very soon the whole Company will begin rehearsals for a new season of Scene+ that comes to The Open Stage in late March. Standby for details!

Is it the end of Term 1 yet … ?!