What is it? The Rogue Stage is a nomad listening theater and a concert hosting service for authentic performance art.
What do we do? We build nomad stages, decorate community halls and transform theaters, cafes, lawns, gardens, museums, boats or trucks into magical listening spaces.
“listening spaces in many places”
Fulfilling the need: We create unique spaces for audiences to engage with the performances uninterrupted. At ‘The Rogue Stage Presents’ you can sit back and enjoy the show.
About: The concept stem from my days as an art student at the Visual Arts Department of the Arts College, Paarl (South Africa). I was completing an extension drama course at the Drama Faculty, Stellenbosch University. Our lecturer was an enthusiastic, eccentric soul, igniting the zest for theater in all of us. I was particularly interested in engineering the stage lighting, prop building and set design. Life has taken me many places over time, but it is here in NZ, since we immigrated in 2010, that the concept landed on all four feet, 20 years later.
So far: Since August 2012, we have built and facilitated over 120 different shows and stages, including and hosting:
- Waiotapu Forest Folk Festival three times – 2014, 2015 and 2016
- setting up a woodland folk stage at Sundaise (2015)
- part stage design for the Coro Summer Fest (2016)
- hosting the music and performance stage for Rotorua Children’s Day Celebrations (2015)
- hosting concerts at the prestigious Rotorua Museum (2015, 2016)
- curating the stage and sourcing the artists for the Bike Stage for the Rotorua Bike Festival 2016
- appearing in Jam TV’s documentary ‘This Town’, screened on TV One, in 2015
- NZ Music Month Rotorua (2014, 2015, 2016), a council supported initiative, celebrating the work of local and national musicians.
Resume: My experience as a concert director includes hosting 4 concerts at the Jersey Arts Center, Channel Islands (UK) in 2007, 2008 and 2009. The center is a purpose built facility for the arts. It has a 250 seat auditorium, fitted with the best sound and light facilities, a gallery for art, a cafe and lecture/workshop spaces. I presented shows with internationally acclaimed fingerstyle acoustic guitarists Nibs van der Spuy and Tony Cox, both from my childhood home, South Africa. The center has hosted many great performances, including performers such as John Renbourne (Pentangle), Rory McCleod, Andy Mackee and David Helfgott, to mention a few.
What music can you hear at The Rogue Stage shows? Genres The Rogue Stage Presents predominantly present are folk – neo to anti folk, noir and jump folk to alt country, gypsy jazz and experimental fusion pop. We also love experimental synth, spacial and ethereal soundscapes, cinematic exuberance and spoken word.
What’s Coming Up and how to buy tickets:
Or subscribe to the events on The Rogue Stage facebook page to be notified automatically.
You can also send me your email for the monthly Front Row newsletter – email ato email@example.com or clicking on the ‘sign up’ link at The Rogue Stage facebook page .
Buying tickets online:
Click on the ‘BUY TICKETS’ box under the ‘Events and Tickets’ tab. You ll be directed to eventbrite.co.nz for payment details. You ll receive a digital ticket with all the information on – venue details, opening times, food, drinks and general info. This is a paperless option and you can save your ticket directly to your phone.
For cash buyers:
Only by special arrangement beforehand or cash on the door.
Ticket classification and ticket prices:
Pre-sale tickets are advertised online and are generally cheaper than buying it as General Admission tickets on the door on the night of the concert.
Under 16’s are free of charge.
Sold out or not? If you are unsure whether the event is sold out or not, phone or text me at 02102381057 (I m always very busy on days of setting up) and if you get no answer, use 0226441778 – Barry’s phone. The most common place to find out and have the most recent update, is my website or my facebook page.
How to Follow The Rogue Stage blog:
I blog about all the upcoming concerts and you can subscribe to it by clicking on FOLLOW (top left hand corner on http://www.theroguestage.co.nz).
What else do we do?
A mobile food caravan specializing in fermented, RAW and vegan foods.
Unique, hand painted signs customized to suit your designs.
Friendly and funky overnight stay for travelers. Book through the Airbnb site.
A specifically designed audio playlist for soulful dancing and movement medicine. Held bi-weekly at The Stand, Hollie Beaumont’s Yoga Studio, Middle grand stand at Rotorua Racecourse. Events and dance dates are posted through The Rogue Stage Facebook page and on my blog at http://www.theroguestage.co.nz.
Kindest and warmest regards,
Karin and Barry Vincent, directors of
Vincent Creative Industries LTD
Booking and feedback:
Music & dance: firstname.lastname@example.org
Feedback/complaints: 02102381057 or email@example.com
Apologies if I do not respond within the hour. I try my best to answer as soon as I can.
Photo credit: Petra Zoe
Sign: Barry Vincent
Location: Vegas City Limits – courtesy of John Skudder and Natascha Hartzuiker