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We’re thrilled to announce the first of our initiatives here at Circa Theatre: Lockdown Live!
Every Wednesday at 11am on Facebook, you’ll be able to experience life with a different artist that has links with Circa.
Get a snapshot of their lockdown life and tips for what’s getting them through. They might discuss their passions, inspirations, share a poem, play a song or simply chat.
Every Lockdown Live is different and we’re keen to give it over to the artists with how they want to greet us.
Lockdown Live will run 10-30 minutes and we invite viewers to tune in and ask questions.
Circa Theatre and TACT are proud to be supporting artists with these initiatives in this financially difficult time.
Hold onto your hats for the next Lockdown Live because it’s a double bill: Kali Kopae and Jamie McCaskill!
Don’t forget to catch them Wednesday 11am right here on Facebook.
A power couple for the ages, Kali and Jamie have been collaborating together forever, from love and music in He Reo Aroha with Tawata Productions, to their work as Tikapa Productions with their world premiere of Manawa in Circa Two and their international smash hit Not In Our Neighbourhood (Best new New Zealand Play, WTA) which toured to the Edinburgh Fringe.
You would’ve caught plenty of them in their own work too. Seen most recently as Aria Robson in Burn Her, Kali Kopae is a Circa regular, starring in The Beautiful Ones, as Frida Kahlo in La Casa Azul and Christine in A Doll’s House which she toured nationwide. She’s also performed with The Beatgirls for years and some of her TV credits include The Deadlands TV series and Awa Films Colonial Combat.
We’re so excited to announce that our next Lockdown Live artist is Ali Harper!
Ali Harper wears many hats! Singer, Actor, Mother, Producer, Writer, Yoga Teacher and Grandmother. Her one woman shows have graced the Circa stages over recent years such as ‘A Doris Day Special,’ ‘Legendary Divas,’ ‘Songs for Nobodies’ and her latest show ‘The Look of Love’ celebrating the music of Burt Bacharach was supposed to be playing at Circa right now.
While in lockdown brighten your day and join the very colourful Ali from her home in Christchurch on Lockdown Live, right here on Facebook on Wednesday 15th April, 11am!
Our first guest is Thom Monckton, whose work at Circa has included The Pianist and The Artist, the latter of which was originally scheduled to be currently onstage.
We’re thrilled Thom can join us in the digital world and you can too, Wednesday 8th April 11am on Facebook Live!
Thom grew up in Patea, went to circus school in Christchurch, studied physical theatre in Paris, and is now loosely based in Helsinki. He is the co-artistic director of Kallo Collective, a Finnish performance company specialising in physical comedy and working predominantly with circus artists.