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Duration: Sat 15 & Sun 16 September
Location: Please register at womenintheatrenz@gmail.com
Price: Free entry


Women’s Voices Aotearoa – In celebration of Suffrage 125

  • Saturday 15 Sept – 9.15am – 6.30pm (Circa One)
  • Saturday 15 Sept – Public Reading: Women on the Verge... 4pm (Circa Two); $5 entry Book here
  • Sunday 16 Sept – 10am – 2.45pm – (Circa One)

Wellington hui will shine light on women in theatre – Dom Post Fri 14 Sept

Circa Theatre is also proud to be hosting the Fourth Women in Theatre Hui over two days on Sat 15 & Sun 16 September. Leading women in the world of theatre and the arts are to gather to weave together the strands from the past, and look to the future of their role in making theatre. Keynote speakers – Jennifer Ward-Lealand, Imogen Johnson, Jo Randerson, Dr Gill Greer, Hon Marama Davidson* – and panels will examine historical and cultural aspects, as well as Government attitudes and Institutional dealing with women in the arts, women in Festivals, and representation in all areas.

Free entry. Please register at womenintheatrenz@gmail.com before 5pm Friday 14th September


Saturday 15 September – 9.30am – 6.30pm (Circa One)

9.15am – Tea and coffee
9.30am – Karakia – Kura Moeahu (Senior Advisor at NZ Parliament in Matangireia).
10 am – Welcome and Opening forum – MC Anna Kennedy
11am – Funding, policy and other perspectives Gill Greer, Suzanne Snively, Makerita Urale, Meg Williams, Hannah Banks, Felicity Birch and Renee Graham
12noon – Setting the Scene for Modern Women Producers Lydia Zanetti with Claire O’Loughlin and Cassandra Tse
1.15 – Lunch $10
1.45pm – Creative Work for Women – the Role of an Actor’s Agent featuring Imogen Johnson
2.30pm – Women of Experience Sunny Amey, Carmel McGlone and Kate Louise Elliott chaired by Lyndee-Jane Rutherford
4pm – 5pm – Women On the Verge… Public Reading; Circa Two, $5
5.30pm – Why don’t women Haka? – Nancy Brunning – introduced by Susan Wilson
6pm – Hon. Marama Davidson MP Special Guest Speaker
6.30pm – Close

Sunday 16 September – 10am – 2.45pm (Circa One)

10am – Women and Fundraising Carolyn Henwood, Caroline Armstrong
10.45am – Women in Set and Lighting Design Anna Brown facilitates this session with Meg Rollandi, Tracey Monastra and Paula van Beek
12noon – Lunch
12.45pm – In Conversation Jo Randerson and Sima Urale
1.45pm – A Life in the Theatre with Some Footnotes Jennifer Ward-Lealand interviewed by Carolyn Henwood
2.45pm – Close


  • Sunny Amey (Artistic Director)
  • Caroline Armstrong (Armstrong Creative)
  • Hannah Banks (Actor)
  • Felicity Birch (Wellington City Council)
  • Anna Brown (Assoc Prof of Design)
  • Nancy Brunning (Hapai Productions)
  • Hon Marama Davidson (MP & co-leader of the Green Party) *speaks at 6pm Saturday evening
  • Kate Louise Elliott (General Manager Centrepoint Theatre/Artistic Director 2008-2012)
  • Dr Gill Greer (NCWNZ)
  • Tanea Heke (Producer)
  • Carolyn Henwood (Circa Co-Founder, Circa Council member and TACT Trustee)
  • Imogen Johnson (Johnson and Laird actor agent)
  • Anna Kennedy (Hui MC)
  • Carmel McGlone (Actor)
  • Tracey Monastra (Designer, Public Programmes Manager of The City Gallery)
  • Claire O’Loughin (Script Coordinator at Playmarket)
  • Jo Randerson (Barbarian Productions)
  • Meg Rollandi ( Awarded Designer and Lecturer of Design)
  • Suzanne Snively (Economist)
  • Cassandra Tse (Red Scare Theatre)
  • Makerita Urale (Creative NZ)
  • Sima Urale (Actor and Freelance Filmmaker)
  • Paula Van Beek (Lighting Designer, ex Bats Theatre Manager, and Toi Whakaari guest tutor)
  • Jennifer Ward-Lealand (Theatre actor and Director)
  • Megan Williams (NZ Festival – Executive Director)
  • Susan Wilson (Director/Circa Council)
  • Lydia Zanetti (Producer: Zanetti Productions)


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