Introducing Our Readers For Killing Me Softly

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Introducing Our Readers For Killing Me Softly

 
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Our Readers

We are proud to introduce you to the talented cast of our second instalment of Cafe Theatre's live readings, a reading of Killing Me Softly by April Phillips. Jennifer Onyeiwu returns to us for our second play reading, Renaye Tamati and Jen Huang are both currently attending The Actors' Program, we're lucky to have such a strong and talented cast. The cast are really excited to be performing a rehearsed live play reading for you on Sunday.

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Open Casting call for Cafe Theatre

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Open Casting call for Cafe Theatre

Killing Me Softly by April Phillips

The second play reading of our monthly play readings. This is a heartwarming and funny, yet heart-pounding play from the multi-award winning playwright, April Phillips. Three friends in their 20s meet regularly to reminisce about school times and their lives since. They play Truth or Dare, what is revealed is both hilarious and shocking. An all female cast, all ethnicities welcome.

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Launch Party Update!

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Launch Party Update!

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Jennifer Ward-Lealand

Jennifer Ward-Lealand

Launch Party Update!

Hi All

I've finally recovered after almost collapsing in a heap of exhaustion from organising the recent Cafe Theatre's launch party and play reading. It was worth every minute as beaming smiles and laughter were had by all. Feeling chuffed is quite an understatement.

Held at the Garnet Station, hosted by the wonderful Verity George, Lisa Prager and staff. The evening was kicked off with amazing wood-fire pizza accompanied by music from the fabulous Hanna Judd, one half of Rook.

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The moment everyone was sufficiently pizza'd and liquor'd up they made they're way from the cafe to the Tiny Theatre where everyone was greeted by Austin Mason's ideal setup and lighting design. I then garbled some incoherent nonsense, and eventually introduced Jennifer Ward-Lealand to officially launch the Cafe Theatre off with a proper sending. I have to sincerely thank Jennifer, yet again, for such a wonderful speech, she captured the true essence of what the Cafe Theatre is ultimately about, which hopes to become an integral part of the arts community.

ROOK - Hanna Judd & Rose Treadwell

ROOK - Hanna Judd & Rose Treadwell

The cast, Forrest Denize, Jennifer Onyeiwu, Lauren Middleton and Libby Johnston all joined on stage to perform a live reading of Thanksgiving in the Wilderness by Kellie Powell. They were simply awesome, considering that they had only one rehearsal moments prior, with a brief direction from yours truely. The general feedback from the audience was of surprise at the level of performance for a play reading and they absolutely loved it. It was the perfect play and the perfect cast for our first read, I'm extremely proud of them.

Finally, everyone moved back to the cafe where Rose Treadwell and Hana Judd of Rook stunned us all with their harmonising talents. To think that I had just stumbled across them performing at a random bar in Albany only two weeks prior simply had to be one of those serendipitous moments - they couldn't have been a more perfect fit for the event.

Thank you so much, to all of you involved and to those of you who came to support Cafe Theatre. I believe it is an ideal platform for performing artists and playwrights to regularly practice their craft with a live audience. So please, invite as many as you can to like the Cafe Theatre's FaceBook page. Also, feel free to post a comment, make any suggestions or give a review.

I look forward to seeing you all at the next one, which is soon to be announced.
So put the following date in your diary.

Aroha nui.

Carl Drake

Garnet Station Tiny Theatre
85 Garnet Road
Westmere
Auckland
garnetstation.com

Date: Sunday 29th April
Time: 6:00pm - 8:00pm

 

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Introducing Our Readers

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Introducing Our Readers

Our Readers

We are proud to introducing the talented cast of the live reading of Thanksgiving in the Wilderness by Kellie Powell at our official launch. The feedback from all the cast is that they absolutely adore this very funny play and are really excited be performing a rehearsed live play reading for you this evening.

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Casting call

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Casting call

Thanksgiving in the Wilderness by Kellie Powell

The first play reading of the monthly play readings. This is a heartwarming and hilariously funny play from the wonderfully talented playwright, Kellie Powell. An all female cast - sorry lads, the only male role has already been cast by a cardboard cutout.

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