Dr James Wenley is a Pākehā theatre academic, practitioner, and critic. He is the founder of TheatreScenes.co.nz and has written extensively about Aotearoa New Zealand's theatre industry.
The sentencing of ‘prominent businessman’ and arts philanthropist Sir James Wallace reveals the greater complicity of the arts industry in dirty money and the abuse of power. Theatre academic James Wenley asks how we can all step up.
Bruce Mason has been missing from our stages for quite some time, so why is he popping up now in Te Pō?
James Wenley examines Auckland Theatre Company's production of Once on Chanuk Bair and asks: What is it remembering?
For a musical that seems certain to meet international success, The Factory was born out of discontent, frustration, and a twenty-something year dream. Ahead of their Edinburgh season, James Wenley examines their long evolution.
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