MUNTED: Auckland Season

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Munted: Auckland Season

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curated

Collab Project with The Basement

The Basement is a home for Auckland’s most adventurous emerging artists.

MUNTED is a new Documentary Show created by Bare Hunt Theatre Collective.

MUNTED will be on from Tuesday 4th – Saturday 8th December at Basement Theatre, 7pm. It will be performed in the Upstairs Studio Space.

5% OF TICKET SALES WILL BE DONATED BACK TO THE CHRISTCHURCH COMMUNITY!!!

BOOK through this link: http://www.iticket.co.nz/events/2012/dec/munted

The words you will see on stage are performed 100% verbatim. The audience meets everyone from a 4 year old boy to a Grocer’s wife to a Cameraman covering the quake on TV. Stories of hope and loss, peppered with humour and perspective on one of “our worst national tragedies” are told in direct speech. MUNTED finds laughter amongst grief and a strengthened community in the heart of the shaken city.

"Powerful and Humane, yet often humorous" - John Smythe, BATS Theatre - January 2012

"MUNTED deserves its place in our theatre history" Robert Gilbert, Christchurch Tour - June 2012

"This is a superb step on the path of helping not only Christchurch but all of New Zealand heal." - Victoria Keating, Otago Tour - September 2012

http://blog.pledgeme.co.nz/dance-and-disruptive-collaboration-through-crowdfunding/

Bare Hunt Collective is committed to getting MUNTED to as many centres throughout NZ as possible. Bare Hunt Collective successfully premiered MUNTED in Wellington in January of this year to a sell out audience and completed a short season in Christchurch in June. MUNTED then toured to Queenstown, Wanaka and Dunedin in September and will be finishing off the 2012 year in Auckland at Basement Theatre over a five night period. We are in communication with a Los Angeles Producer re: a 4 week season at the end of 2013.

MUNTED took eight months to create, during this time the concept was drawn up; interviews were carried out with residents of Christchurch and TV Journalists; all interviews were transcribed; development of the written script and structure took place; workshopping with actors; full script for premiere was created and rehearsals took place. As with our Christchurch and Otago Tour, we will be holding a forum afterwards. This is a chance for audience members to ask questions of our concept, the show and/or give feedback on the work. This feedback is important in shaping the development of the show.


We are entering into the next stage of development and the Auckland Season will see a more developed script, with new interviews gathered during our Christchurch season in June. The focus will be on expanding the views shown in ‘Munted’. A range of Christchurch resident’s perspective is important; from the school teacher, to the dentist, to a police officer cycling over the Sumner Bridge. We have also chosen to focus on the perspective of various media people. Journalists, in particular, are made to put a shield up with their intrusive line of work. We wanted to remove that shield and gain perspective of someone who was working in the quake in an important line of duty. This helps show the differencing perspectives of one of New Zealand’s worst national tragedies.

 

This next stage of development includes reviewing all material as well as old, workshopping the material with the focus being on how we can best tell and honour their (the interviewees/the communities) stories through the medium of theatre. Our prevailing question is ‘What can theatre add to this conversation?’ 



We truely value your support. $1500 will help cover production costs including paying for rehearsal space to workshop the new material and paying for the venue hire.
 

Who is Bare Hunt Collective?!

Bare Hunt was co founded in Wellington by Victoria Abbott and Jackie Shaw in 2010, both graduates of the Otago University Theatre department, where they studied Documentary Theatre together. Documentary theatre, and more specifically verbatim dialogue connects with its audience in a unique way, the stories come from the community and are represented back for the community. Bare Hunt Collective uses this form to elevate NZ stories and storytellers to a theatrical level, while retaining the honest, down to earth delivery we gathered them in. Our aim is to activate our audiences by showing our world through a multitude of different eyes and viewpoints. It’s our hope that the work we do brings your stories and perspectives into the spoken. Their first show as a collective BACK/WORDS premiered at BATS Theatre in 2010 and then went on to be chosen as ‘Pick of the Wellington Fringe Festival’ and meant a professional season at Downstage Theatre.

MUNTED Director Kate McGill is based in Auckland and recently directed ‘The Laramie Project: 10 Years Later’ at Basement Theatre. Jackie Shaw is soon to be based in Birkenhead. MUNTED Designer is based in Auckland and has been working on projects in the area for some time (please see bios below). Victoria Abbott, currently working on a show in Wellington, is with Auckland Agency Johnson and Laird and will also be moved up by the end of the year. Auckland will be the base for Bare Hunt Collective from our December season onwards.

MUNTED Team biographies:

Victoria Abbott – Head Writer/Performer in MUNTED- graduated from Toi Whakaari in November 2011. In her graduate show, LOVES LABOURS LOST she played alternately Don Adriano de Armado and Constable Dull. After graduating she worked with Nina Nawalowalo and Tom McCrory in The Conch production of MASI for the New Zealand International Arts Festival. Next up came THE LARAMIE PROJECT:TEN YEARS LATER at BATS. In 2012 Victoria appeared in CHEKHOV IN HELL at Circa Theatre, and can now pull out some Russian should the need ever arise. After the Christchurch Season of MUNTED, Victoria played the role of Barbara Tate in the world premiere of WEST END GIRLS at Circa in Wellington. Victoria is next working with A Slightly Isolated Dog company and Playground Collective.

Jackie Shaw – Producer /Performer in MUNTED - completed her Honours Degree in Theatre Studies at Otago University in 2008. This was followed by three years living in Wellington, theatre highlights include playing ‘Tammy’ in SIT ON IT as part of the Young and Hungry Festival in 2009 and ‘Rosa’ in the MTA Toi Whakaari Season of INNOCENCE in 2010. She was contracted in Queenstown as a part time Speech and Drama Teacher and now residing in Auckland. With Bare Hunt Collective she produced, co researched and performed in BACK/WORDS in 2010 and now MUNTED. She was honoured to receive the Deirdre Snedden Scholarship in 2011 which meant she was able to travel to New York City to attend a six week intensive at The Neighborhood Playhouse School of Theatre, home of the Sanford Meisner Technique.

Frith Horan – Performer in MUNTED - Frith is currently in her second year of training at Toi Whakaari: NZ Drama School, highlights of which include playing Katherina in THE TAMING OF THE SHREW and Morag in David Greig’s DUNSINANE . She worked on Toi’s site-specific devised piece, AKI in collaboration with the National Library of New Zealand and the Archives New Zealand. Frith most recently appeared in Stephen Sondheim’s musical ASSASIONS and THE LAST DAYS OF JUDAS ISCARIOT at Toi Whakaari.

Katharine (Kate) McGill– Director of MUNTED – graduated from Toi Whakaari at the end of 2009 and is based in Auckland. Since graduating, Kate has featured in films ‘Home By Christmas’ and ‘Separation City’. A proud New Zealander, Kate has created, performed and produced numerous works including VUNDERBRA!, THE LOVE OF YOUR LIFE, and directed award winning A LOVE TAIL, BADJELLY THE WITCH, BIRD SONG, MUNTED and most recently THE LARAMIE PROJECT:TEN YEARS LATER. In 2010, Kate participated in the Galsco Piknik Theatre Festival in Steamboat Springs, Colorado and went on to an internship at the prestigious TECTONIC THEATER PROJECT, where she understudied one of the lead actresses and was offered a job at the end of the internship. Kate was most recently seen in the TV2 comedy series 'Girl vs Boy'.

Check out full reviews of MUNTED here: http://www.theatreview.org.nz/reviews/review.php?id=4909

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The move from Wellies- Aux

12/11/2012 at 10:06 PM

Bare Hunt Collective are set to base themselves in Auckland...

Why you ask? "The move from Wellington to Auckland is one which has been thought long and hard by Victoria and Jackie.Bare Hunt Collective has been based in the Capital for the past four years. We've had a great support base here in Wellington, particularly from BATS Theatre and Downstage, who we will continue to be in communication with. As a collective, we are ready to challenge ourselves and move north to Auckland. With this form of theatre being rarely practiced in NZ, we are eager to expand our networks. With a bigger population, a vast array of theatres and creative professionals, we think this is the best move for our emerging theatre company. Bare Hunt Collective is excited about calling Auckland home from November"

Counting Down!

12/11/2012 at 7:42 PM

Hi Pledgers,

Only 6 more days to reach target! Have a spare $10? we would love your support. These stories deserve to be heard in Auckland, please help us get there!

Love

Bare Hunt Collective

Booking Lines Open

31/10/2012 at 1:40 AM

Booking lines are now open for MUNTED. Strictly limited seating for the 5 night season, don't miss out! We would love to share these stories with you!!

Click on this link to book: http://www.iticket.co.nz/events/2012/dec/munted

Love
Bare Hunt Collective

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    bryan dunlop
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    Kathryn Rawlings
    2012-11-15 14:20:04 +1300
    Abbott House Sumner Bed and Breakfast
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    olivia
    2012-11-14 23:57:55 +1300
    Lisa Moore
    2012-11-13 17:04:58 +1300
    SCA Otago branch
    2012-11-11 18:46:12 +1300
    Pauline Simpson
    2012-11-04 14:41:16 +1300
    Sophie Vowell
    2012-11-01 12:14:40 +1300
    Stephanie Kane
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    Scott Bermingham
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    Matthew J Taine
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    Martyn Roberts and Hilary Halba
    2012-10-28 21:03:56 +1300
    Betty Dunlop
    2012-10-28 18:29:07 +1300
    Dot and Ian Macara
    2012-10-21 19:01:22 +1300
    Sophie Macara
    2012-10-21 18:50:51 +1300
    Bridget Irvine
    2012-10-17 16:25:05 +1300
    Nina Petera
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    Stacey Last
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    Kirsten
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    Munted: Auckland Season

    Project 2012-10-01 04:42:18 +1300

    curated

    Collab Project with The Basement

    The Basement is a home for Auckland’s most adventurous emerging artists.

    MUNTED is a new Documentary Show created by Bare Hunt Theatre Collective.

    MUNTED will be on from Tuesday 4th – Saturday 8th December at Basement Theatre, 7pm. It will be performed in the Upstairs Studio Space.

    5% OF TICKET SALES WILL BE DONATED BACK TO THE CHRISTCHURCH COMMUNITY!!!

    BOOK through this link: http://www.iticket.co.nz/events/2012/dec/munted

    The words you will see on stage are performed 100% verbatim. The audience meets everyone from a 4 year old boy to a Grocer’s wife to a Cameraman covering the quake on TV. Stories of hope and loss, peppered with humour and perspective on one of “our worst national tragedies” are told in direct speech. MUNTED finds laughter amongst grief and a strengthened community in the heart of the shaken city.

    "Powerful and Humane, yet often humorous" - John Smythe, BATS Theatre - January 2012

    "MUNTED deserves its place in our theatre history" Robert Gilbert, Christchurch Tour - June 2012

    "This is a superb step on the path of helping not only Christchurch but all of New Zealand heal." - Victoria Keating, Otago Tour - September 2012

    http://blog.pledgeme.co.nz/dance-and-disruptive-collaboration-through-crowdfunding/

    Bare Hunt Collective is committed to getting MUNTED to as many centres throughout NZ as possible. Bare Hunt Collective successfully premiered MUNTED in Wellington in January of this year to a sell out audience and completed a short season in Christchurch in June. MUNTED then toured to Queenstown, Wanaka and Dunedin in September and will be finishing off the 2012 year in Auckland at Basement Theatre over a five night period. We are in communication with a Los Angeles Producer re: a 4 week season at the end of 2013.

    MUNTED took eight months to create, during this time the concept was drawn up; interviews were carried out with residents of Christchurch and TV Journalists; all interviews were transcribed; development of the written script and structure took place; workshopping with actors; full script for premiere was created and rehearsals took place. As with our Christchurch and Otago Tour, we will be holding a forum afterwards. This is a chance for audience members to ask questions of our concept, the show and/or give feedback on the work. This feedback is important in shaping the development of the show.


    We are entering into the next stage of development and the Auckland Season will see a more developed script, with new interviews gathered during our Christchurch season in June. The focus will be on expanding the views shown in ‘Munted’. A range of Christchurch resident’s perspective is important; from the school teacher, to the dentist, to a police officer cycling over the Sumner Bridge. We have also chosen to focus on the perspective of various media people. Journalists, in particular, are made to put a shield up with their intrusive line of work. We wanted to remove that shield and gain perspective of someone who was working in the quake in an important line of duty. This helps show the differencing perspectives of one of New Zealand’s worst national tragedies.

     

    This next stage of development includes reviewing all material as well as old, workshopping the material with the focus being on how we can best tell and honour their (the interviewees/the communities) stories through the medium of theatre. Our prevailing question is ‘What can theatre add to this conversation?’ 



    We truely value your support. $1500 will help cover production costs including paying for rehearsal space to workshop the new material and paying for the venue hire.
     

    Who is Bare Hunt Collective?!

    Bare Hunt was co founded in Wellington by Victoria Abbott and Jackie Shaw in 2010, both graduates of the Otago University Theatre department, where they studied Documentary Theatre together. Documentary theatre, and more specifically verbatim dialogue connects with its audience in a unique way, the stories come from the community and are represented back for the community. Bare Hunt Collective uses this form to elevate NZ stories and storytellers to a theatrical level, while retaining the honest, down to earth delivery we gathered them in. Our aim is to activate our audiences by showing our world through a multitude of different eyes and viewpoints. It’s our hope that the work we do brings your stories and perspectives into the spoken. Their first show as a collective BACK/WORDS premiered at BATS Theatre in 2010 and then went on to be chosen as ‘Pick of the Wellington Fringe Festival’ and meant a professional season at Downstage Theatre.

    MUNTED Director Kate McGill is based in Auckland and recently directed ‘The Laramie Project: 10 Years Later’ at Basement Theatre. Jackie Shaw is soon to be based in Birkenhead. MUNTED Designer is based in Auckland and has been working on projects in the area for some time (please see bios below). Victoria Abbott, currently working on a show in Wellington, is with Auckland Agency Johnson and Laird and will also be moved up by the end of the year. Auckland will be the base for Bare Hunt Collective from our December season onwards.

    MUNTED Team biographies:

    Victoria Abbott – Head Writer/Performer in MUNTED- graduated from Toi Whakaari in November 2011. In her graduate show, LOVES LABOURS LOST she played alternately Don Adriano de Armado and Constable Dull. After graduating she worked with Nina Nawalowalo and Tom McCrory in The Conch production of MASI for the New Zealand International Arts Festival. Next up came THE LARAMIE PROJECT:TEN YEARS LATER at BATS. In 2012 Victoria appeared in CHEKHOV IN HELL at Circa Theatre, and can now pull out some Russian should the need ever arise. After the Christchurch Season of MUNTED, Victoria played the role of Barbara Tate in the world premiere of WEST END GIRLS at Circa in Wellington. Victoria is next working with A Slightly Isolated Dog company and Playground Collective.

    Jackie Shaw – Producer /Performer in MUNTED - completed her Honours Degree in Theatre Studies at Otago University in 2008. This was followed by three years living in Wellington, theatre highlights include playing ‘Tammy’ in SIT ON IT as part of the Young and Hungry Festival in 2009 and ‘Rosa’ in the MTA Toi Whakaari Season of INNOCENCE in 2010. She was contracted in Queenstown as a part time Speech and Drama Teacher and now residing in Auckland. With Bare Hunt Collective she produced, co researched and performed in BACK/WORDS in 2010 and now MUNTED. She was honoured to receive the Deirdre Snedden Scholarship in 2011 which meant she was able to travel to New York City to attend a six week intensive at The Neighborhood Playhouse School of Theatre, home of the Sanford Meisner Technique.

    Frith Horan – Performer in MUNTED - Frith is currently in her second year of training at Toi Whakaari: NZ Drama School, highlights of which include playing Katherina in THE TAMING OF THE SHREW and Morag in David Greig’s DUNSINANE . She worked on Toi’s site-specific devised piece, AKI in collaboration with the National Library of New Zealand and the Archives New Zealand. Frith most recently appeared in Stephen Sondheim’s musical ASSASIONS and THE LAST DAYS OF JUDAS ISCARIOT at Toi Whakaari.

    Katharine (Kate) McGill– Director of MUNTED – graduated from Toi Whakaari at the end of 2009 and is based in Auckland. Since graduating, Kate has featured in films ‘Home By Christmas’ and ‘Separation City’. A proud New Zealander, Kate has created, performed and produced numerous works including VUNDERBRA!, THE LOVE OF YOUR LIFE, and directed award winning A LOVE TAIL, BADJELLY THE WITCH, BIRD SONG, MUNTED and most recently THE LARAMIE PROJECT:TEN YEARS LATER. In 2010, Kate participated in the Galsco Piknik Theatre Festival in Steamboat Springs, Colorado and went on to an internship at the prestigious TECTONIC THEATER PROJECT, where she understudied one of the lead actresses and was offered a job at the end of the internship. Kate was most recently seen in the TV2 comedy series 'Girl vs Boy'.

    Check out full reviews of MUNTED here: http://www.theatreview.org.nz/reviews/review.php?id=4909

    Comments

    The move from Wellies- Aux

    12/11/2012 at 10:06 PM

    Bare Hunt Collective are set to base themselves in Auckland...

    Why you ask? "The move from Wellington to Auckland is one which has been thought long and hard by Victoria and Jackie.Bare Hunt Collective has been based in the Capital for the past four years. We've had a great support base here in Wellington, particularly from BATS Theatre and Downstage, who we will continue to be in communication with. As a collective, we are ready to challenge ourselves and move north to Auckland. With this form of theatre being rarely practiced in NZ, we are eager to expand our networks. With a bigger population, a vast array of theatres and creative professionals, we think this is the best move for our emerging theatre company. Bare Hunt Collective is excited about calling Auckland home from November"

    Counting Down!

    12/11/2012 at 7:42 PM

    Hi Pledgers,

    Only 6 more days to reach target! Have a spare $10? we would love your support. These stories deserve to be heard in Auckland, please help us get there!

    Love

    Bare Hunt Collective

    Booking Lines Open

    31/10/2012 at 1:40 AM

    Booking lines are now open for MUNTED. Strictly limited seating for the 5 night season, don't miss out! We would love to share these stories with you!!

    Click on this link to book: http://www.iticket.co.nz/events/2012/dec/munted

    Love
    Bare Hunt Collective
      Anonymous pledger
      2012-11-18 17:20:07 +1300
      Emma Verry
      2012-11-17 17:08:31 +1300
      Anonymous pledger
      2012-11-17 13:07:31 +1300
      Hannah Lawn
      2012-11-17 13:02:02 +1300
      bryan dunlop
      2012-11-17 12:56:08 +1300
      Kathryn Rawlings
      2012-11-15 14:20:04 +1300
      Abbott House Sumner Bed and Breakfast
      2012-11-15 13:15:52 +1300
      olivia
      2012-11-14 23:57:55 +1300
      Lisa Moore
      2012-11-13 17:04:58 +1300
      SCA Otago branch
      2012-11-11 18:46:12 +1300
      Pauline Simpson
      2012-11-04 14:41:16 +1300
      Sophie Vowell
      2012-11-01 12:14:40 +1300
      Stephanie Kane
      2012-10-31 15:06:47 +1300
      Scott Bermingham
      2012-10-31 11:42:07 +1300
      Matthew J Taine
      2012-10-28 23:23:36 +1300
      Martyn Roberts and Hilary Halba
      2012-10-28 21:03:56 +1300
      Betty Dunlop
      2012-10-28 18:29:07 +1300
      Dot and Ian Macara
      2012-10-21 19:01:22 +1300
      Sophie Macara
      2012-10-21 18:50:51 +1300
      Bridget Irvine
      2012-10-17 16:25:05 +1300
      Nina Petera
      2012-10-16 18:33:02 +1300
      Stacey Last
      2012-10-08 11:02:52 +1300
      Kirsten
      2012-10-08 08:13:28 +1300

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