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STUDIO 2021

The Studio’s line-up is as follows:

DINNER WITH FRIENDS

A drama by Donald Margulies

June 2-5, 8pm. Matinee: June 5, 2pm.

Directed by Tracey Holdsworth

Like any culinary trend, relationships are destined to evolve over time, but can the recipe of friendship retain its zest if the key ingredients begin to change? A fabulous dinner at the home of food writers Gabe and Karen proves hard to swallow when Beth drops the bomb that husband Tom wants out of their 12-year marriage. Winner of the 2000 Pulitzer Prize for Drama. Adult content 

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TINY BEAUTIFUL THINGS

Based on the best-selling book by Cheryl Strayed and adapted by Nia Vardalos.

August 4-7, 8pm. Matinee: August 7, 2pm.

Directed by Beate Wiebel 

Tiny Beautiful Things personifies the questions and answers that “Sugar” (Cheryl Strayed) was publishing online from 2010-12. When the struggling writer was asked to take over the unpaid, anonymous position of advice columnist, she used empathy and her personal experiences to help those seeking guidance for obstacles both large and small. Tiny Beautiful Things is a play about reaching when you’re stuck, healing when you’re broken, and finding the courage to take on the questions that have no answers. Contains adults themes and language.

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HOWICK LITTLE PLAYS

October 6-9, 8pm. Matinee: October 9, 2pm.

Produced by Deborah Lind

An eclectic mix of perfectly formed short plays celebrating invention and imagination. Our inaugural year showcases the best of global, NZ and local award-winning plays and playwrights. Bringing together new and experienced directors, actors and crew, we present a smorgasbord of 10-minute plays. Many are funny, some downright hilarious, some poignant....there’s something for everyone!

Invitation to Directors:
- Have you ever thought about directing a play, but never had the chance?
- Are you an experienced director who would like to develop new talent?
- Are you a drama student looking for an opportunity to practise what you've learnt?
- Are you an actor who wants to give directing a go?
- Are you an actor or director who would like to try production roles?
- Are you short on a time commitment for full-length plays?

HLT is inviting expressions of interest for directors and production crew. The eight selected plays range from comedy to drama, with 1-3 actors per play. An audition call for actors will follow later in the year.

For further information, please contact producer Deb here.

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PLEASE NOTE THAT STUDIO PLAYS MAY CONTAIN STRONG LANGUAGE AND ADULT SUBJECT MATERIAL THAT MAY OFFEND SOME PEOPLE.

Supported and developed by Howick Little Theatre, the HLT Studio is a platform for new works and creatives. Its mission is to present three short seasons of plays, as well as staged readings each year. Over the course of the year, we aim to support and showcase new directors, new or inexperienced actors and a new New Zealand playwright. The Studio was founded by Terry Hooper and the Studio Director Nick Martin. Both passionate theatre practitioners, they created this platform to introduce a quality theatre experience that pushes boundaries.

If you'd like to become involved in The Studio, please message us or come along to our next playreading or production and introduce yourself. We'd love to hear from you. For more details, see: facebook.com/thestudiohlt or email us.

HLT Studio 2021 Season

  • HLT Studio Presents

    Dinner With Friends

    Directed by Tracey Holdsworth

    Season: June 2 to 5, 8pm
    Matinees: June 5, 2pm

    Dinner With Friends
    A classical dish full of
    richness and flavour
    Like any culinary trend, relationships are destined to evolve over time, but can the recipe of friendship retain its zest if the key ingredients begin to change? A fabulous dinner at the home of food writers Gabe and Karen proves hard to swallow when Beth drops the bomb that husband Tom wants out of their 12-year marriage. Winner of the 2000 Pulitzer Prize for Drama.Adult content.
  • HLT Studio Presents

    Tiny Beautiful Things

    Directed by Beate Wiebel

    Season: August 4 to 7, 8pm
    Matinees: August 7, 2pm

    Tiny Beautiful Things
    Advice on love, life & loss
    Tiny Beautiful Things personifies the questions and answers that “Sugar” (Cheryl Strayed) was publishing online from 2010-12. When the struggling writer was asked to take over the unpaid, anonymous position of advice columnist, she used empathy and her personal experiences to help those seeking guidance for obstacles both large and small. Tiny Beautiful Things is a play about reaching when you’re stuck, healing when you’re broken, and finding the courage to take on the questions that have no answers. Contains adults themes and language.
  • HLT Studio Presents

    Howick Little Plays


    Season: October 6-9, 8pm
    Matinees: October 9, 2pm

    Howick Little Plays
    A series of very short
    award-winning plays
    An eclectic mix of perfectly formed short plays celebrating invention and imagination. Our inaugural year showcases the best of global, NZ and local award-winning plays and playwrights. Bringing together new and experienced directors, actors and crew, we present a smorgasbord of 10-minute plays. Many are funny, some downright hilarious, some poignant....there’s something for everyone! The plays being performed will be:'Driving Mr. Diddy', by Mandy Bannon 'Menage a Trois (1000 feet)’, by David Evans ‘Lifetime', by Angie Farrow 'Conceited Council Consents’, by Myles Lind 'The Power of the Sandwich', by Grahame Maclean ‘Sorry', by Emma Pitt 'Beer Window’ and 'Two Woofs for Yes’, by Neil Walden By arrangement with Pint-sized...