Fishwick Papers: The "If I were a horse" edition
Well hello there!
It’s been a busy few months, believe you me. Between shows, directing, teaching, travel, and a LOT of emails, I’ve been proper out of it. But now I’m BACK! Here are some things I’d like to tell you about!
We debuted Butterfly Smokescreen, the immersive/interactive play performed on a luxury yacht in Auckland! It went really well (check out what audiences thought of it here). So well, in fact, that we’re bringing it back for another season in late September. If you know somebody in or near Auckland, send them our way!
I can’t remember if I said here, but I’m the Artistic CoDirector of the New Zealand Improv Festival! More excitingly, the programme for the 2023 Festival has been released. It’s a mammoth 30+ workshops and 25+ shows over 9 days in October. Earlybird registrations for workshops are open for a few more days (and look very likely to sell out), so if you’re interested in coming to Pōneke (Wellington) for a week of joy, get in quick!
However, the festival was unsuccessful in the grant funding that we applied for. This means that to deliver the festival to the standard we hold ourselves to, we need some extra help. We’re running a crowdfunding campaign to cover the difference, and thanks to an anonymous donor, every dollar donated will be doubled, up to $10,000. Our amazing supporters have already got us 78% of the way to what we need — if you’re in a position to be able to donate and get us closer to that finishing line, we would really appreciate it!
Finally, I’m doing a show this week as part of the Sydney Fringe! It’s called All The Hallmarks Of A Christmas Movie — each night I’ll be improvising a brand new holiday rom com… by myself. I’m a little daunted, but the rehearsals have been an absolute blast. If you’re in Sydney, I’d love to see you there!
Right. Links time. Let’s do this.
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