Sunday, December 8, 2013

Just a quick update - the Fringe Festival listings for 2014 have now gone live!
We've bamboozled the website guys by having two shows a night and thus breaking the Fringe website's listing of show times; that'll be fixed soon. Till then, here's our eventfinder listing!

We're all cast and proceeding with script readings before everyone goes off on Christmas Break. It's been great to have the scripts come alive thanks to our nifty actors!
We should have actor bios up on this blog in the New Year. Meanwhile, the hat will continue to make its travels around Wellington...

Saturday, November 9, 2013

Everybody Gets To Be Napoleon

.. the Napoleon hat has been on many adventures over the past couple of days...

Would you like to be Napoleon, just for a little while? 
Why not get in touch? We can make it happen!
Just post something on the Absurdities facebook page:
and you too can know the thrill of the hat. I promise it's exciting.

Tuesday, November 5, 2013


A vital piece of costuming came in the mail today:

... this should lend a certain air of authority to the Director during rehearsals...

Thursday, October 10, 2013

... Absurdities now has an official Hat Consultant.

Two of the short plays we want to stage feature a very famous hat wearer. Getting hold of the appropriate hat is kind of essential, I mean, we can't send our actor on stage with a substandard hat now, can we?

I asked a friend for guidance, and she was great and sent me resources. So I thought I'd give her a shout-out on the production blog.
Thank you Kathy S! You're a legend

Friday, October 4, 2013

Kia ora, Cordy (the producer) here:

Jennifer O'Sullivan is an awesome improviser who produced this year's New Zealand Improv Festival. Which was both successful and lots of fun. 
So when she said she was composing little songs by request, I thought: who better to ask for advice and a little encouragement, related to all things Fringe planning?


You can check out all her songs below:

Thanks, Jennifer! You are amazing. Isn't she amazing?

Thursday, October 3, 2013

Here's a cute little still from Rudimentary Entertainment's last outing, at the Shoestring Theatre Challenge in Wellington, June 2013.
We performed Michael Pohl's play Trapped. Shannon Friday directed; Katerina Schmidt was our Stage Manager and general organiser of awesomeness; Jason Tolley and Cordelia Black pulled funny faces (see above).

Link below to the excellent work still being done by the Shoestring team:

This is the production blog for Rudimentary Entertainment, a rag-tag bunch of ne'erdowells who are passionate about short theatre.

We'll post updates here about our latest adventure - bringing eight original short plays to the stage in time for the 2014 Wellington Fringe Festival! 

Absurdities - Fringe 2014

 8 tiny plays, 4 crazy nights
7.30 and 9 pm (10 minutes of madness per session)
February 14, 15, 21, 22
Understudy Bar - inside BATS Theatre
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