For ages 16-21 • $700 / year
14 February - 8 December 2018 Wednesdays 5PM-7.30PM

Basement Company has been running since 2005 and is an intensive full-year programme for emerging artists to gain professional level skills and experience.

Alumni of the company leave with experience in performance, stage craft, voice, improvisation, script analysis and devising. The programme is built around two public performances during the year. The first is a fully-mounted devised season of Peter Pan working alongside professional actors, director, designers and crew. For the second performance, the company brings well-known text, The Caucasian Chalk Circle, to life.

The company meets for a two-and-a-half hour workshop each week during term time, one full-day intensive per term, plus rehearsals, production week and performance season, twice yearly. Members attend all Centrepoint main bill productions for free as part of their learning.

The main tutor of the programme is Dan Pengelly, Artistic Director of Centrepoint Theatre. Daniel holds a Masters in Theatre Arts (Directing) from Toi Whakaari: New Zealand Drama School and Victoria University. He was previously the Associate Director of The Court Theatre in Christchurch and has directed multiple productions around New Zealand. He is a veteran improviser and his main areas of expertise are comedy and devising.

For more info on our Junior Company (ages 12-15) and Adult Company (ages 22+), visit Education

Basement Company 2018 Auditions

We are currently accepting applications for our 2018 company. Auditions will run as three-hour workshops with 5 to 10 other auditionees. You will be required to choose and learn a small monologue - 8 to 10 lines - and be ready to perform it in the audition.

There are two more audition time slots available:

  • Saturday 17 February 2PM-5PM
  • Saturday 24 February 2PM-5PM

If you are unable to make any of these, please contact Vanessa Barnes on 06 354 5740 to sort out an alternative.

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as of 14 February 2018
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Please tick which workshops you are available for. You will only be required to participate in one workshop.
Please write us a small message about what you want to gain from your time with the company.
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Name of parent/guardian
If under 18 years
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If under 18 years • Please put 006 in first box if entering a landline

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