One of New Zealand’s foremost leadership development specialists, Suzi McAlpine, has launched a scholarship, The Leader’s Digest Scholarship, providing a unique opportunity for leaders to attend Ruku Ao – a ground-breaking collaborative leadership programme provided by Toi Whakaari.
Everyone at Toi Whakaari would like to congratulate senior acting tutor Jonathon Hendry on his appointment as the new artistic director of Dunedin’s Fortune Theatre.
Toi Whakaari is honoured to announce a new award for the top acting graduate in 2015. The first Berywn Gibbons Award was presented to Ella Hope-Higginson by Berwyn’s daughter Rosemary Gibbons.
Toi Whakaari: NZ Drama School is pleased to announce Lydia Peckham as the recipient of the prestigious Museum Art Hotel Scholarship in 2016. The second year acting student was nominated by fellow students, and selected by Toi staff in consultation with Dawn Sanders from the Shakespeare Globe Centre New Zealand (SGCNZ).
Trinity Treasures is a one-stop shop for all things cosplay and helped 2nd year costume construction student Christina Lunn with materials for her major work this year – featured in our annual Costume Showcase.
Toi Whakaari graduates and students have been hard at work on Peter Jackson’s recently opened Great War Exhibition in The Great Hall of Wellington’s historic Dominion Museum. Design graduates Ivy Urquart, Chris Connolly, Helen Stanbridge and Rob Edwards and Directing Graduate Calvin Petersen along with current students Jasmine Shadbolt and Charley Draper have contributed to the realisation of this astonishingly detailed work.
The exhibition is billed as ‘telling the story of the transition from horse to machine and how this industrialised, mechanised, attritional form of warfare had a profound effect on the societies dragged into the devastating carnage”. Miniature models depicting Allied forces adapting to trench warfare shown in intricate detail are of special interest.