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The first episode of Bright Summer Night has landed! We hope you enjoy it :)

The Candle Wasters new series is an adaptation of William Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Episode one follow mischievous Puck as they navigate their way to and through a midsummer night’s party. 


Neenah Dekkers-Reihana (Main Character)
Māori / Dutch

Neenah Dekkers-Reihana is a Wellington based actor, writer, and director. She enjoys acting, writing, directing, and eating. She is currently working on clocking crash bandicoot 2 and King Lear. Also she won the Wellington Theatre Awards Most Promising Female Newcomer in 2014. KABOOM.

Hey you!! Are you interested in acting in our new webseries Bright Summer Night?

As The Candle Wasters, we’ve created two vlog-series in the past two years based on Shakespeare’s Much Ado About Nothing and Love’s Labour’s Lost. This year we’re filming a new webseries inspired by A Midsummer Night’s Dream, which moves away from the vlogseries format, and explores different ways of portraying a story on screen.

We are looking to cast people of all genders and ethnicities between the ages of 14 - 25. We want you to audition, whomever you happen to be!

Actors need to be free for filming in the month of April 2016, and need to be Wellington based for the shoot.

Wellington Audition Dates

14, 15, 16 February (Sunday, Monday, Tuesday)
Rachel Bullock’s Casting Studio
Level 1, Majoribanks Street,
Mt Victoria

Auckland Audition Dates

[We are only auditioning people aged 18 and over in Auckland]
18 & 20 February (Thursday & Saturday)
Dojo Rehearsal space,
313 Queen Street
Note: The Dojo space can be accessed from the Q Theatre/Basement carpark, via Lower Greys Ave. Take the stairs to the right of the stairs that lead up into Q Theatre. The Dojo is the first door that you come to.

Please get in touch to book an audition time, to receive character bios, and audition scripts: brightsummernightauditions@gmail.com

We can’t wait to see your lovely faces!!


The wonderful Jaquie and Costa talk us through Bright Summer Night!


Woop woop! We’re so close to being fully funded for Bright Summer Night, and in reaching $17,000 you’ve unlocked Harriett’s audition vid! Thank you!


We’re back! Bright Summer Night returns and it’s time to get amongst!

Join Lena as she treads carefully over hill and into lounge room, luckily she always knows exactly where her friends are… Right?