PlayShop lives to provide the joy of playful theatre to the
Wellington public, whatever the arena or setting. Cuba Dupa offers
us an opportunity to connect directly with the broader community,
expand our repertoire and skillset, and experiment with 'pop-up
theatre' which enlivens and thrills. Help us cover the cost of
costume, props, workshop space, and performers' wages.
PlayShop is a Wellington-based performance company that aims to
create playful, thrilling theatre. We create opportunities for
people to experience the joy of playful interaction, though
theatre, storytelling, education, and improvisation. We are
risk-takers, open to the potential of every moment, so that actor
and audience share meaningful stories that arise from the present,
and stay in memory for time to come.
Help us do the CubaDupa!
CubaDupa will be a world-class
street festival, which builds on the spirit and talent of
Wellington and draws on the best international street
festivals. It will be held annually in Wellington, premiering
Saturday 28 - Sunday 29 March 2015.
The new Cuba Street festival, CubaDupa, is a celebration of the
creative heart of Wellington. The Cuba street precinct will
become a vibrant pedestrianised playground of music, dance, arts
and street food.
In creating a totally unique and family friendly urban
environment and entertainment programme Drew James, the Artistic
Director of CubaDupa has identified seven diverse projects that
will deliver an extraordinary experience for audiences and
These are Urban Rhapsodies aerial opera, Mass Cuba Street
Orchestra, The Beop band of the future, Carnival Zone with
Wellington Batucada, Cuba Surveyors historical street theatre, Java
Dance's Sneak Peek in shop windows, and CubaKaleidoscope by the
Tarrant Dance Studio. All of these projects will be commissioned
with the help of Boosted donations and performed free for audiences
on the streets.
Thank you from Playshop
53 MONTHS AGO
A big thank you to you our donors and to those who spread the word. Although we didn't reach our target in this campaign Playshop still plans to hit the Cuba Dupa streets come party time, so make sure you come and get among the fun. We look forward to seeing you there!
Where does the name Cuba St come from?
54 MONTHS AGO
How many people knew that Cuba Street was named after the good ship “Cuba”? It was an interesting time 175 years ago, when the surveyors arrived and starting pegging out Wellington. This is a great way of telling history, live. With bands of the future and surveyors from the past, CubaDupa is timeless!
Wellington is one of the world’s greatest festival cities, full of riches, talent, history and good times. Cuba Street is our festival playground, and CubaDupa is the ultimate celebration. There is a bit of Cuba Street in all Wellingtonians. The street holds a place in our hearts and minds.
We are on a mission to write another chapter into our history and you are part of it. You are CupaDupa, after all the Festival is nothing without you. But you don't have to wait, you can do the CupaDupa right now by supporting one of our Boosted projects. These Boosted projects have been specially created with some of our most brilliant and innovative Wellington artists. With theatre, dance, opera and music they celebrate what is so great about our Cuba Street.
Thanks to those that already have donated. Tell your friends to donate and then join you at the Festival that we are creating together.
Drew James, Director