Arts on Sunday for Sunday 25 May 2008
12:40 Marlena Campbell
Marlena Campbell has gone from cow cocky to Production Manager for some of this country's largest cultural institutions.
Picture: Marlena Campbell from the production Skeletons of Steel.
12:50 Feature Interview: Budget
The NZ Society of Authors and authors celebrate the 2 million dollar boost to the Authors' Fund, announced in the budget, after a long battle. NZSA President Paul Smith and novelist Dame Fiona Kidman have been at the forefront of that battle.
1:00 At the Movies with Simon Morris
Simon Morris reviews the new feelgood Kiwi film, Second Hand Wedding, an Irish film, based on a short story by Maeve Binchy, How About You, and discovers hidden depths in the routine thriller Untraceable.
1:30 Feature Interview: Tim Slade (Film)
Tim Slade is the Producer/director of a film called 4, where Vivaldi's Four Seasons are performed in four different continents.
1:40 Feature story: (Radio Drama)
Lucy Orbell finds out what it takes, technically, to produce a WorldPlay quality radio drama production.
1:55 Review: The History Boys (Theatre)
The Director of Drama at Christ's College, David Chambers, reviews Christchurch's Court Theatre production of The History Boys.
Back: Kyle Chuen (Crowther), Ryan O'Connell (Timms), Timothy Bartlett (Hector), Michael Greenwood (Lockwood) and Nicolas Kyle (Scripps)
Middle: Jonathan Martin (Irwin), Yvonne Martin (Mrs Lintott), Geoffrey Heath (Headmaster), Javier Jarquin (Akthar) and Lawrence Smyth (Dakin)
Seated: Cameron Douglas (Posner) and Will Alexander (Rudge)
Photo credit: Sabin Holloway
2:00 The Laugh Track: Ben Hurley
The winner of the 2008 Fred Award for comedy plays his best loved comedy tracks from long ago and now.
Pictured left: Ben Hurley.
2:20 BBC (Music)
Item from The Ticket about actresses Scarlett Johansson and Minnie Driver launching music CDS - why, are they any good, and should they give up their day jobs?
2:30 Writer's Block: New Zealand Post Book Awards
Two of the big winners at this year's New Zealand Post Book Awards - Maurice Gee and Book of the Year winner, once again, Joy Cowley.
Pictured left to right: Snake and Lizard cover art, Joy Cowley, Gavin Bishop, Salt cover art, Maurice Gee.
2:50 Feature Interview:
The World's Fastest Flower
Wellington writer Charlotte Simmonds (pictured far right) the writer of Arctic-Antarctic and Nohome Neville, is about to launch her first book of poetry, The World's Fastest Flower (pictured near right), on the same night that she premieres her third play, Burnt Coffee at Bats theatre in Wellington.
3:00 Feature Interview:
Justin Paton (Visual Arts)
Curator and art writer, Justin Paton, discusses thirty years of banner art by Taranaki artist, Don Driver (pictured left), ahead of an exhibition at the Govett Brewster Gallery in New Plymouth.
Pictured far left: Don Driver's banner work titled 'Tooled Skin Pocket 1982'.
3:15 Radio Drama:The Shawl by David Mamet
An amateur psychic and his protégé mount an elaborate scheme to defraud a young woman out of her inheritance, but things do not go quite as well as they hoped.