I’ve managed to score an incredible opportunity; I was
awarded the 2009 Shakespeare Globe International Artistic
Ten theatre practitioners from around the world have been
selected to go to Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre, London in August
2009 for a month-long intensive period of training culminating in a
public performance on the Globe main stage.
You can imagine the challenge and thrill for a New Zealand actor.
In my line of work this is huge.
Obviously they thought I’d be appropriate. My experience in
New Zealand Film, Television and Theatre is extensive. Not
only have I had leads in feature films and theatre, but I am also
an award winning playwright and screenwriter…but mostly teenage
girls recognise me from Shortland Street.
This Fellowship is an opportunity to really lift my game, test my
mettle and learn some stuff.
Of course the idea is to return to New Zealand and put the
new found knowledge into practice. As a teacher, director
and collaborator I’ll have the opportunity to influence our
local scene, hopefully in a meaningful way.
The Shakespeare Globe International Artistic Fellowship
is a prestigious initiative but it is also costly. I still need at least
$10,000 to reach my goal.
I’ve struggled to get any big sponsors, so I’m approaching
many people for small donations. I’d put a donation
from you to really good use.
If you’d like to know more
or contact Paolo Rotondo on
Or you can deposit your
3 Pesos Productions Limited
- Paolo Rotondo