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Basement Radio

Basement Theatre’s podcast home proudly featuring the artists and practitioners who showcase and develop their work with us.Basement Radio podcast artwork by msmeemo

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February 8, 2022 39 min

As part of the Tautai 2021 Fale-ship Residency, we present the Tautai 2021 Fale-ship Podcast hosted by Amanda Wilson, talking to artists from the programme about their residency, their artistic practices and their lives.

The second episode is with Teremoana Rapley, an iconic figure in the entertainment industry, expressing her thoughts and feelings through music and lyrics, vibrations and frequencies.  See Teremoana's Tautai Fal...

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As part of the Tautai 2021 Fale-ship Residency, we present the Tautai 2021 Fale-ship Podcast hosted by Amanda Wilson, talking to artists from the programme about their residency, their artistic practices and their lives.

The first episode is with multi-disciplinary storyteller Marina Alefosio who uses poetry, performance, short stories and rap as her vessel. See Marina's Tautai Fale-Ship Home Residency here and here.

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EPISODE 9: In Patralekhika Productions' play The Kamasutra Chronicles, writer Shriya Bhagwat explores the ups and downs of marriage whilst tackling the taboo topic of sex in the South Asian community. In this episode, guest host Nathan Joe chats to cast members Gemishka Chetty and Dev Sherman about bringing Shriya's play to life, and their thoughts on Kamasutra, sex as a taboo subject, and why the play is important to exper...

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June 24, 2021 47 min

EPISODE 8: As the creative sector claws its way out of the pit of 2020, our live panel discuss what art is worth, both for our emotional survival and paying the bills. Featuring Ngā Rangatahi Toa's Huia O'Sullivan, FAF SWAG's Tim Swann and The Green Party's Chlöe Swarbrick. Hosted by Nisha Madhan. 

This episode was recorded live at Basement Theatre on Saturday 29 May 2021. 

This episode was sponsored by Garage Project...

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April 9, 2021 35 min

EPISODE 7: Performance artist Moe Laga and comedian James Nokise are two Pasifika artists who share similar cultural backgrounds but make work that is on absolutely opposite scales of the performance art world. In this episode, Moe and James discuss art as activism. 

Disruptors is a podcast series where creatives in Aotearoa talk about how they disrupt with their art. Produced by Basement Theatre with support from Re: News. 

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EPISODE 5: "To be an artist is to suffer." The old adage coined by famed philosopher Aldous Huxley kicked off the fifth episode of Disruptors, which is the first to be recorded in front of a live audience at Basement Theatre. Musician and activist Mazbou Q, artist Mya Morrison-Middleton, and award-winning poet and journalist Mohamed Hassan came together to talk about grief, and how they not only cope with it but make art fr...

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March 22, 2021 25 min

EPISODE 6: Jean and Sarita talk about making their solo shows Change Your Own Life and Digging to Cambodia ahead of their seasons at Basement. In their discussion, they delve into how they take care of themselves while creating and performing deeply personal works, and the relationship they have with their audiences. 

Disruptors is a podcast series where creatives in Aotearoa talk about how they disrupt with their art. Produced by B...

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EPISODE 3: A conversation between incoming and outgoing Producers in Residence at Basement Theatre – Elyssia Wilson-Heti and Alice Kirker. Elyssia and Alice share a passion for creating work that celebrates body positive, something they say inherently puts them in a disruptive space. It’s a position they are more than comfortable with as they consciously make work outside traditional bounds. 

Disruptors is a podcast series where cre...

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EPISODE 4: In this special fourth episode of Disruptors, recorded in the depths of lockdown, four theatre practitioners reflect on what happens when the disruption in their work comes from the external force of a global pandemic.  

Disruptors is a podcast series where creatives in Aotearoa talk about how they disrupt with their art. Produced by Basement Theatre with support from Re: News. 

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EPISODE 2: Sarita and Alice chat through their creative process with all its struggles and triumphs, talk the importance of prioritising indigenous practices in theatre and dive into the big D, diversity. 

Disruptors is a podcast series where creatives in Aotearoa talk about how they disrupt with their art. Produced by Basement Theatre with support from Re: News. 

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March 10, 2020 29 min

EPISODE 1: In the first ever episode of Disruptors, comedy trio Frickin Dangerous Bro (Pax Assadi, James Roque and Jamaine Ross) talk about New Zealand's comedy scene. How do you navigate an inherently white space as a person of colour? How do you know if you should keep pursuing your art or if it's time to quit? What does Pax mean when he says "comedy is like adding the honey to the medicine" (a self-confessed, ver...

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