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The Performance Arcade brings together visual arts and performance in a specially curated ‘exhibition-event’ of live art practices on Wellington Waterfront. An arrangement of shipping containers and scaffold structures provides a temporary architecture for this unique project, housing a bar space, a programme of live music and events, and new performance installations by NZ and International artists. Open 13 hours a day, this event is free to the Wellington public.

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Samuel Phillips makes live theatre that collide texts, found spaces and new technologies. He brings the heart of a dramatic text into a space, be it theatres, art galleries or abandoned buildings.

Samuel works with young people as MediaLab Coordinator at Capital E, and has taught acting and improvisation across New Zealand. He created acclaimed Wellington theatre company Bright Orange Walls, best known for their large scale site-sympathetic Shakespearian projects.

Samuel is based in Wellington, where he is on the BATS Theatre Board and the Wellington theatre awards judging panel. He received his BA in Theatre (HONS First Class) and Victoria University of Wellington, and trained with Long Cloud Youth Theatre.

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