Printable Reality in association with Apples and Snakes, London presents: “Page2Stage 2014”- an exciting year-long artist development programme that will provide a platform to educate and encourage young writers/spoken word artists to write and perform a longer solo performance piece. Teaming-up young talented artists with experienced writers/performers as their mentors. Plus a series of fun spoken word events and workshops – culminating in one final showcase/prize-giving event, at the end of the series.

To provide young writers/spoken word artist with mentorship, guidance, audience ( and prizes ) for developing new, and new-type of material. Inspiring them and giving them necessary tools to be able to create and present their own solo show and become more professional arts practitioners. Winner of the programme will be given opportunity to present their show at Auckland Fringe Festival 2015


Thursday 27 March 7-9pm
Michael Botor : ‘The Art of Performance Poetry’

How to memorise and articulate, how to perform your poetry loudly and proudly. Well known to the Auckland poetry performance scene – Michael is a poet, writer, performer and a journalist. Former MC at Poetry Live. His poetry and short fiction has been published widely and he has performed in stage shows produced by Printable Reality and The Literatti.

Thursday 29 May 7-9pm
Dr Jack Ross, ‘How to Construct a Verse Drama‘

Jack works as a Senior Lecturer in Creative Writing at Massey University’s AucklandCampus. His publications include four full-length poetry collections, three novels, and three volumes of short fiction. He has also edited a number of books and literary magazines, including (with Jan Kemp) the trilogy of audio / text anthologies Classic, Contemporary and New NZ Poets in Performance.

Thursday 5 Jun 7-9pm
Louise Pagonis : ‘Become Famous for Free‘

Participants will learn what kind of stories the media are looking for, how to approach journalists ,and how to find an angle that will mean the media may want more than one story from you -all without spending a cent. Louise is an experienced radio and TV broadcaster with her own communications company. She has a regular slot on Duncan Garners Drive show, she coaches business and organisations all over NZ on how to build their own profile in the media without using PR consultants, and she trains TV presenters in the art of on screen communication at the South Seas School of Film and TV.

Thursday 31 July 7-9pm
Paolo Rotondo: ‘Lessons from a maker. How to make your personal work reach the audience.‘

When the writer is sure of their purpose (even if it is to explore) they can bewitch us with their words, when the performer has clear objectives they are able to be very powerful. Paolo will bring a few basic exercises that he learned as the International Fellow at Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre In London. He had recently completed his first feature film ‘Orphan & Kingdoms’. Also in 2014 his play Strange Resting Places has been chosen by Creative New Zealand to headline the New Zealand Showcase at the Edinburgh Theatre Festival.

Thursday 7 August 7-9pm

How to be more authentic and to use presence in your performance.The workshop will focus on voice and physicality. In particular, exploring extended vocal techniques; opening the voice and the body with physical, perceptual and somatic explorations; working with authenticity, presence and embodiment. Sascha is a Wellington based producer and performance artist. She recently returned from 10 years working in Ireland, Poland, Netherlands and Serbia. She has created several Dance Theatre productions and films (Chimera 2011-12, Babylon 2012, The Quantum Enigma 2010, Monitor 2008, Organ City 2007, Intimacy 2007, Reality Show 2005). She has performed at various theatres and festivals internationally.

Thursday 25 September 7-9pm
Melissa Fergusson – “Creating, producing and marketing contemporary independent stage performance“

Melissa is a playwright, director, presenter, actor and social media extraordinaire. Melissa has written and directed plays into Melbourne, Auckland and Wellington on numerous occasions (Motherlock, The Artefact Project, pURe, SALT) as well as Gary Henderson’s ‘Skin Tight’, ‘Tipping Point’ (won Wildcards 2, Short + Sweet, 2010) by Mark Andrew and Alex Broun’s ‘Death of Caesar’ world premiere.

For more info on workshops please email
Gus Simonovic


Single Workshop
Waged $30
Unwaged $20

All 6 Workshops
Waged $120
Unwaged $90

Open Mic Events

Entry by Koha
Everyone welcome

Sat 26 April 6-9pm
Sat 28 June 6-9pm
Sat 30 Aug 6-9pm
Sat 18 Oct 6-9pm

2014 Mentors and Mentees:

Raewyn Alexander
Hannah-Rose Owen-Wright
Natalie Hugill
Maria Yeonhee Ji
Christian Jensen
Kirsti Whalen
Rob Mokaraka
Ya-Wen Ho

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