HLT Studio

2020 SEASON

DINNER WITH FRIENDS

A drama by Donald Margulies/US/1999

Directed by Meg Sara Andrews 

Season: June 3 to 6, 8pm. Matinee: June 6, 2pm.

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.

NSFW

(Not Safe for Work)

A comedy by Lucy Kirkwood/UK/2012

Directed by Matthew Diesch

Season: August 5 to 8, 8pm. Matinee: August 8, 2pm.

After Sam loses his job at Doghouse, a men’s magazine where the men always behave badly, he is interviewed for a job at Electra, a glossy women’s magazine where the women objectify each other. NSFW is a hilarious and satirical look at the cut-throat media world where jobs are scarce, beauty standards are savage and personal integrity is a luxury. Adult content. By arrangement with Samuel French and Play Bureau.

SWALLOW THE FLY

A drama written and directed by Rory Janssen/NZ/2019

Season: October 7 to 10, 8pm. Matinee: October 10, 2pm.

When Jack’s mother and her uncontrollable hoarding are about to destroy the family home, Jack gets more than he bargained for. Facing loss and personal tragedy, Jack learns we can never truly get rid of everything that comes between us and the consequences of the choices that define who we are. The world premiere.

 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 2020 Shows

Coming in June
HLT Studio Presents:

Dinner With Friends

A drama by Donald Margulies
Directed by Meg Sara Andrews
A classical dish full of richness and flavour
Coming in August
HLT Studio Presents:

NSFW

A comedy by Lucy Kirkwood
Directed by Matthew Diesch
(NOT SAFE FOR WORK)
Money, sex & Photoshop
Coming in October
HLT Studio Presents:

Swallow
The Fly

Written and directed by Rory Janssen
Jack loves his mum... but not her mess

 

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